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.