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Ethics Team Wins First Place

posted Apr 18, 2016, 5:36 AM by Ashley McBride
The ECHHS Ethics team earned first place at the National High School Ethics Bowl on Saturday. According to the event host, this year 2,680 high school students, on 335 teams, represented 218 schools, competed 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.

In the six years of existence of the North Carolina High School Ethics Bowl, East has earned 1st place 5 times. And 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.

Additionally, as finalists, a new award this year has earned the team $4,000.

The students presented exceptionally well on both days involving some extremely challenging ethical dilemmas. The actual question which will be asked of the students remains unknown until 2 minutes before the presentation. And, 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, 6:00pm Saturday.

Great Work Team!