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CNHS Wins First Place in Team Challenge

Students from all six Freehold Regional High School District schools tackled real-life issues while analyzing the ethical implications during the 2023 Team Challenge event held on December 8, 2023.

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 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 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 the local business community.

This year, Colts Neck High School won first place, Marlboro High School won second place, and Freehold High School won third place. Howell High School received the Student Choice Award for their presentation. 

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.

Colts Neck High School Team Challenge group

Marlboro High School Team Challenge group

Freehold High School Team Challenge group