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 during the 2022 Team Challenge event that was held on December 9, 2022.
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 Patrick Scinto. Student participants from Marlboro were Preeti Attarde, Brandon Bachleda, Taylor Chodos, Emma Corbin, Ryan Feinsand, Alyssa Hoffman, Benjamin Katz, Hayden Marcus, Jason Nemirov, Rachel Osias, Cynthia Pang, Harris Pavlovsky, Ethan Smith, Andrew Staniaszek, and Kartev Trivedi.
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 Emma Aragona, Brielle Bravaco, Carly Cavanaugh, Rhea Chatrath, Joseph Collins, Megan Dougherty, Olivia Henein, Juliana Magarelli, Edwin Michel, Keira Miller, Alexa Petroutsas, Jordyn Sankovsky, 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 Payton Cerminaro, Katelyn Finnigan, Alexa Hall, Benjamin Jarmon, Kaitlyn Link, Isabella Natanson, Madison Paige, Ruby Sayar, Nina Marie Surgent, Lucas Varrial, and Lydia Ziegler.
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.