High Point University Belmont Abbey College
The High Point University team is the champion of North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities’ (NCICU) 9th Annual Ethics Bowl. The team faced Belmont Abbey College in the final round. The theme this year was Ethics in the Agriculture, and the question for the finals was “What ethical responsibilities does the United States have to support the agricultural industry in securing the qualified workers that it needs?”
High Point University had faced Salem College in the semifinals, as Belmont Abbey faced North Carolina Wesleyan College. The case for that round considered the ethics of producing genetically modified and/or gene-edited food.
“All the participants demonstrated a high level of understanding of the complex issues presented to them,” said NCICU President Hope Williams. “It was apparent that they had done considerable research in preparation for the Ethics Bowl and their conduct and commitment to the integrity of the event instills me with great faith in these future leaders.”
Twenty-two of North Carolina’s private colleges competed in the event which was held at the North Carolina Legislative Complex in Raleigh. More than 60 corporate, nonprofit, legislative and community leaders served as judges and moderators for the two-day event
At a banquet on Friday evening, Chef Vivian Howard discussed her experience as the child of farmers in eastern North Carolina and the impact that has on her restaurants and businesses today.