HPU Wins NCICU Ethics Bowl

A team of six High Point University students won the ninth annual North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities Ethics Bowl tournament. Pictured left to right are Amy MacArthur, Gia Scirrotto, Jacob Lancaster, Tate Powell, Hope Williams (NCICU President), Matthew Knipfer, Garrett Hill, Ally King and Thaddeus Ostrowski.


HIGH POINT, N.C., Feb. 28, 2020 – A team of six High Point University students won the ninth annual North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities Ethics Bowl tournament, held Feb. 21 and 22 at the North Carolina Legislative Complex in Raleigh.

The HPU team of Garrett Hill, Ally King, Matthew Knipfer, Jacob Lancaster, Tate Powell and Gia Scirrotto, along with campus co-coordinators Dr. Amy MacArthur and Thaddeus Ostrowski, both faculty in the Department of Religion and Philosophy, came home with a trophy, which celebrated their achievement of winning the competition. Twenty-two North Carolina independent colleges and universities and over 100 students participated. The theme for this year was Ethics in Agriculture.

“The students did an extraordinary job and represented High Point University extremely well,” says MacArthur. “We are proud of our students – not just for winning, but for the dedication they put into the competition, working together closely as a team, developing well-reasoned positions on difficult ethical issues, and making connections with business and community leaders at the reception and dinner.”

The NCICU Ethics Bowl is designed to provide an academic experience that increases student awareness about applying ethics in leadership, decision-making, interpersonal relationships and other issues in today’s society. The purpose of the competition is to emphasize the importance of applying ethical standards to situations students inevitably will face in their upcoming professional careers.

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