During the final round of competition, Lake Worth Community High discussed the ethics of the Trayvon Martin case and the legal use of marijuana with the team from Boca Raton Community High School. The audience enjoyed a very spirited discussion that ensured between the two teams while the final results were being tallied by event coordinators.
More than 40 community and business leaders, local government officials, and school district personnel served as judges and moderators. The winning Lake Worth High School team will compete at the Second National High School Ethics Bowl on April 4-5, 2014 at the University of North Carolina (UNC), Chapel Hill. This event is the culmination of a partnership between UNC and the Parr Center of Ethics.
The proud sponsors of this year’s ethics bowl are Palm Beach State College Center for Applied Ethics, Palm Beach County Bar Association, Young Lawyers and North County Sections, and Park Avenue BBQ & Grille.
Special thanks to Sandra Jinks, Principal, Sean Ashworth, Assistant Principal, and the staff and students of Palm Springs Community Middle School.
For more information on ethics education or to participate in efforts to support the winning teams trip to UNC, Chapel Hill North Carolina, please contact Ellen Van Arsdale, Director Student Intervention Services at 561-494-1569 or Ellen.VanArsdale@
Check out the winning team in The Education Network’s Student School News program https://vodcast.