The 3rd annual Long Island High School Ethics Bowl took place at Molloy College on Saturday, February 11th. Twenty two teams from the tri-state area matched wits over ethical cases whose topics included bullfighting, the use of torture, and corporate advertising in public schools. Teams competed in three preliminary rounds earning points to ultimately determine the top two teams. The Bethpage team of Lauren Birck, Michelle Mason, Jeremy Roller, Kelly Chan, and Usman Asif made it to the final round against Ramapo High School from New Jersey. After an hour of intense presentation, commentary and rebuttal Bethpage ultimately took second place. The final score was 215 to 203. Another Bethpage team consisting of Akash Dagur, Chang Jeong, Nisha Shah, Andrew Aquino, and Michelle Cirillo came in 4th place. Congratulations to all of the students who competed! The Long Island Ethics Bowl is sponsored by the Squire Family Foundation. The foundation was founded by Long Island native Gary Squire, an advocate for more philosophical instruction at the pre-college level. An Ethics Bowl is a collaborative yet competitive event, in which two teams are presented with a series of wide-ranging ethical dilemmas and are asked to analyze them; they are then judged on the basis of their analyses.

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