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Pender Early College students take part in Ethics Bowl

posted Jan 22, 2018, 12:03 PM by Miranda Ferguson   [ updated Jan 22, 2018, 12:04 PM ]
Pender Early College students take part in Ethics Bowl
PENDER COUNTY -- Pender Early College students traveled to UNC Chapel Hill to compete in the annual Ethics Bowl organized by Chapel Hill's Parr Center for Ethics on Jan. 20.
The goal of the Ethics Bowl is to challenge students to discuss complex moral issues while practicing ethical communication. At the competition and in their practice, students make arguments and respond to one another's stances and reasoning in the spirit of finding truths and deciding the most moral action when faced with an ethical conundrum. Preparing for this event teaches students to empathize with the views of others and to explore the grey space involved in moral issues. 
The Pender Early College Ethics Bowl team included nine students: Austin Gaskins, Kaylyn Brinson, Noah Hounshel, Kaitlyn Agostini, Isabel Naumak-Segovia, Josie Martin, Millie Verdusco, Cody Bollinger, and Rebin McDoniel. The team carefully explored ethical cases surrounding difficult topics, such as employment rights of economically vulnerable populations, academic dishonesty, and sexual harassment in the workplace.
The PECHS team won one of the three rounds they competed in, built meaningful relationships with students from around the state, networked with UNC Chapel Hill judges and competition directors, and practiced leadership and collaboration within their own school system. 
Great work, Seawolves!