Recently ECCHS students from the AP Language and Composition class at the Elk County Catholic High school went head to head on Ethical Debate topics arising from their study of the classic novel, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.

Who is the real monster in the novel? Should we, as Catholics, sympathize with Viktor? Is the novel moral or immoral? Does the novel have a hero?

Additionally, each student wrote a research based paper Inspired by modern day bioethics issues just as Shelley was “sparked” by the scientific advancements of her time to create the novel.

Using encyclicals Humanae Vitae, Dignitas Persona and Donum Vitae, these young scholars are conducting research about how science and religion must cooperate if humanity is to fully benefit from advances in science and technology both body and soul! Lots of learning happening at ECCHS!

Pictured are ECCHS AP Language students Alex Muccio and Kara Vaneerden.