Montreat College was among 22 schools to participate in the 8th annual Ethics Bowl hosted by North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) on February 8 and 9 at the North Carolina Legislative Complex in Raleigh, N.C.

Montreat College’s team performed admirably, winning three of its four matches by unanimous decision. It’s only loss came to eventual finalist Wake Forest University in a close split decision that kept Montreat out of the semi-final round.

“I am very proud of the team this year,” said Montreat College Professor Mark Wells, who is also the campus coordinator for the Montreat team. “They were confident, articulate, thoughtful, persuasive, and professional in every round. Most importantly, I have seen a great deal of growth in all of these students this year. The team is young—three freshman, one sophomore, two juniors—in fact, the youngest team at this year’s competition. We will continue to develop, grow, and mature as professionals and represent Montreat College well at future debates.”

This year’s Ethics Bowl team included Timothy Strange, Josh Coe, Rebekah Hammond, Luke Levoinus, Payton Landy, and Christian Young.

The NCICU Ethics Bowl is made possible by sponsorships. Presenting sponsors for the event are Duke Energy and Wells Fargo. They, along with 27 additional sponsors make it possible for students to participate at no cost to themselves or their institutions.

“Students consistently cite the NCICU Ethics Bowl as a highlight of their college experience,” said NCICU President Hope Williams said. “We deeply appreciate the corporate and civic leaders who make this event possible through financial contributions and by volunteering their time as judges and moderators.”