Monday, April 18, 2016
East Chapel Hill High - National Ethics Bowl Champs!
Please congratulate the East Chapel Hill High Ethics team for earning first place at the National High School Ethics Bowl on Saturday. According to the event host, 2,680 high school students, on 335 teams, representing 218 schools, competed this year in 29 Regionals across 22 states (and Canada), for the chance to be on one of 24 teams to participate in Nationals this past weekend at the UNC Parr Center for Ethics.
In the six years of existence of the North Carolina High School Ethics Bowl, East has earned 1st place five times. Additionally, in the four years of existence of the National competition, East has earned 1st place twice and 3rd place once. The size and rigor of both competitions increase each year.
As finalists, a new award this year has earned the team $4,000.
The students presented exceptionally on both days involving some extremely challenging ethical dilemmas. The actual question which will be asked of the students remains unknown until two minutes before the presentation. Some of the students had to patiently delay their prom preparation for hours and hours as they remained in the competition until the finals round, which took place at 6 p.m. on Saturday.
Please congratulate these students, and coach Daniel Murphy, on a job very, very well done.