FRHSD Schools Participate in Monmouth Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Team Challenge
Students from all six Freehold Regional High School District schools tackled real-life issues while analyzing the ethical implications issues during the 2019 Team Challenge event that was held on December 1, 2021.
The purpose of the Team Challenge, hosted by the Monmouth Regional Chamber of Commerce, is to provide high school students with hands-on experience in team building, creative problem solving, and dealing with the ethical decision-making process within the context of real-world business problems. Using the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics framework from Santa Clara University, teams from the high schools explore business issues that have complex ethical implications. Over a period of several weeks, the teams work together to develop solutions that show their understanding of the issues, demonstrate their use of the Markkula decision-making framework in working through the conflicts, and illustrate evidence of their teamwork and presentation skills. Each team presents its findings and solutions to a panel of judges from within the business community.
This year Marlboro High School won first place. Marlboro's team was led by advisors Nicole Bendik and Daniel Cooper. Student participants from Marlboro were Erin Brandwein, Pavan Chand, Taylor Chodos, Emma Corbin, Ryan Feinsand, Jared Goodman, Benjamin Katz, Mehrish Khan, Esha Mishra, Sidharth Nandiwada, Jason Nemirov, Vasu Raval, Ethan Smith, Zain Sohail, and Annalise Wu.
Colts Neck High School’s team won second place in the competition. Colts Neck's team was led by advisors Cindy Bravaco and Robin Soriano. Student participants from Colts Neck were Layna Bernstein, Brielle Bravaco, Rhea Chatrath, Megan Dougherty, Emma Aragona, Olivia Henein, Juliana Magarelli, Edwin Michel, Jenna Pandolfini, Alexa Petroutsas, Janet Ye, and Jack Zarate.
Howell High School’s team won third place. Howell’s team was led by advisors James Buckner and Timothy Hogan. Student participants from Howell were Thalia Arce, Jonna Crocker, John Diab, Elena Farsaris, Sophia Jernigan, Caroline Hill, Madison Paige, Collin Smith, Lydia Ziegler, Abby Zinser,
The program prepares students to effectively enter the workforce by placing them in an environment in which teamwork and creative interdependence are required, where they get to develop their communication skills, and where they learn a process for ethical decision-making that will benefit them as they assume leadership positions at work and within their communities.