Roanoke College hosts 20th annual statewide collegiate Ethics Bowl

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Today was the second and final day of the 20th annual statewide collegiate Ethics Bowl.

The event includes 15 schools, and touches on hot-button issues like LGBT rights, incarceration, gentrification, and more.

Teams of 3-5 debate head-to-head, judged by leaders across the Commonwealth and Maryland.

VFIC President Matt Shank says he’s always impressed by the competition, and hopes these skills will stick with students for a lifetime.

“One thing that our employers insist upon today is that people have critical thinking skills, can solve problems, can communicate. And this really prepares the students to do all those things that the workforce wants, and our citizens should be able to do,” he said.

Stealing the show was a Roanoke College first-year student, who won two events this morning by herself because both her teammates were sick.

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