LARC Students Stand Out as Philosophical Thinkers

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Two Long Beach LARC students are among the most philosophical students in America, according to the Kids Philosophy Slam Competition. This contest inspires students to think by unlocking their intellectual and creative potential through a unique and powerful philosophical forum. Fourth-grader Geddy Moss and third-grader James Long came in second- and third- place nationwide, respectively.

The event posed the question, “Truth or deceit: which has a greater impact on society?” After studying a unit on philosophy, students contemplated the question for the competition, conducted research and wrote creative responses to the question. Other LARC students with exceptional performances were third-grader Ronin Morita, fourth-grader Lucia Petty, and fifth-grader Aysu Unver.