Student Case Archives

This archive includes student-written cases from the A2Ethics 'Get on the Case' contest for high school students. Contest guidelines and information can be found here. The National High School Ethics Bowl case archive is also a good resource. 

2018:

All the cases submitted for the 2018 case competition can be found here. Please see below for the three winners.

Grand Prize

Presentation of awards at the 2018 Ethics Symposium

Ellie Makar-Limanov, from Huron High School, took home the Grand Prize for her case entitled "Past and Punishment," which delves into what consequences former war criminals should face, and whether an individual can truly reform. Click here to read her award-winning case.

Honorable Mentions

                                                                                                           Students present their cases at the 2018 Ethics Symposium

Grace Stephan, from Pioneer High School, and Frank Seidl, from Huron High School, took home honorable mentions for their cases entitled "Prisoners of War" and "Disabled Athletes." Grace's case discusses the ethics of prisoner exchange and the rights of the many over the rights of a few; Frank's case explores the changing world of prosthetic limbs, and what it means for sports competitions. Click here and here to read their award-winning cases.    

 

     Honorable Mention winners Frank Seidl and Grace Stephan at the 2018 Ethics Symposium

2017:

All the cases submitted for the 2017 case competition can be found here. Please see below for the three winners.

Grand Prize

Winners of the 2017 A2Ethics case competition

                   Winners of the 2017 A2Ethics case competition receive their prize at the 2017 Michigan High School Ethics Symposium      

Ellie Makar-Limanov, Miguel Cisneros and Frank Seidl, from Huron High School, took home the Grand Prize for their case entitled "License for Parents" about proposed policy around parenting and adoption. Click here to read their award-winning case!

Honorable Mentions

Joseph Wise, from Wayne Memorial High School, took home one of two honorable mentions for his case entitled "Spheres of Influence" about celebrity endorsements. Click here to read his award-winning case!

                       Honorable mention winner Joseph Wise presents at the 2017 Michigan High School Ethics Symposium   

Ellie Makar-Limanov, Miguel Cisneros and Frank Seidl, from Huron High School, also took home a honorable mention for their case entitled "The Culling" on Ann Arbor's deer cull. Click here to read their award-winning case!

 Students listen to case presentations at the 2017 Michigan High School Ethics Symposium