CLEARWATER, FL. –– While most of the CCC community enjoyed a a normal February Tuesday evening, last night the Clearwater Central Catholic High School Ethics Bowl Team was at work writing a new chapter in the school’s legacy of Inspiring Excellence. In an after-school virtual showdown against the elite, highly-ranked Stanton Collegiate Preparatory High School of Jacksonville, CCC’s Ethics Bowl team pushed their way to victory – making them a top team in the state of Florida and garnering a coveted slot in the 24-team National Championship for High School Ethics Bowl.

Congratulations to the first-ever Ethics Bowl Team from CCC – and the first in many years from central Florida – to qualify for the rarified space of the National Championship. The team includes seniors Mary Reimann, Riley Deputy, Héctor Miranda-Plaza, and William Bishop, as well as juniors Annamaria Donnelly and Grant Dworzanowski, who were guided in their final preparations by faculty coaches Dr. Michael Clark and Dr. Thomas Maher, both of the Religious Studies Department. This competition marked Dr. Maher’s seventh and final year coaching Ethics Bowl, as he will retire from teaching at the end of the 2022-23 school year.

We wish these six students and their coaches our beaming congratulations and the very best of luck, grit, and confidence as they prepare for their journey to Chapel Hill, NC for the National Championship this April. You amaze us, Marauders!


Dr. Maher, William Bishop, Grant Dworzanowski, Riley Deputy, Mary Reimann, Annamaria Donnelly, Hector Miranda-Plaza, and Dr. Clark celebrate with a well-earned victory feast.