Eagles place fourth in N.C. Ethics Bowl competition at UNC-Chapel Hill

Eastern Alamance's Ethics Bowl squad (pictured above) placed fourth out of 24 teams in a statewide Ethics Bowl competition held earlier this month on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. EAHS's Green squad, consisting of Sarah Widderich, Lillian Fitzgerald, Cole Mullis, Ernest Kimbugwe and Noah Heath, went a perfect 4-0 in the preliminary round, losing in the semifinal round to Cary Academy. The Eagles qualified for the Summer High School Ethics Bowl Competition in Indiana this summer.

Each year, the Parr Center for Ethics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill sponsors the High School Ethics Bowl competition where students analyze and debate real-life ethical issues. The competitive event encourages and promotes ethical awareness, critical thinking skills, civil discourse, civic engagement, and an appreciation for diverse points of view. 

The debaters representing Eastern Alamance High School enjoyed much success at the event. Eastern entered two teams - Green and Gold. The Green team went a perfect 4-0 in the preliminary rounds, beating the same East Chapel Hill High team that bested them in last year's finals. The Green team lost to Cary Academy by a tight margin in the semifinal round. 

Overall, the Eagles debaters came in 4th out of 24 teams and brought a trophy home. Because EAHS placed in the top four, they qualified to compete at the summer invitational in Indiana.  

The Summer High School Ethics Bowl Invitational is a national competition hosted by the Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. The members of the Eastern High Green team are Sarah Widderich, Lillian Fitzgerald, Cole Mullis, Ernest Kimbugwe and Noah Heath.