2012 High School Ethics Bowl Finals

Ethics_logo-4-11-A-Big final[1]The countdown is on for The 8th Annual Ethics in Action Your Character Counts! Award celebration to recognize students of character from across the county. Forty-six students from elementary, middle, high, charter, and alternative schools will be recognized at the event set for Tuesday, May 1, at the Duncan Theatre at Palm Beach State College. Each school is encouraged to nominate one student  who embodies the six pillars of character:  trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, caring, fairness, and citizenship.

 The Ethics Bowl Finals will also be held May 1 preceded by the initial rounds of the Ethics Bowl which are set for Saturday, April 28. The eight competing high schools are:  Atlantic, Boynton Beach, Dwyer, John I. Leonard, Lake Worth, Palm Beach Gardens, Royal Palm Beach, and Santaluces.  There are 13 teams in all.  After Saturday’s elimination rounds, the two remaining teams will compete in the final Ethics Bowl Round at the Duncan Theatre at 3:00 p.m.

 The celebration begins immediately after at 5:00 p.m. with refreshments provided by the Culinary Academy at Santaluces High School under the direction of Chef Gary Swaye, along with the District’s School Food Service Department.

 The Awards Program will begin at 6:00 p.m. with the Lake Worth High School Color Guard under the direction of Chief Wise presenting the flag; Madison Mills, a senior at Alexander Dreyfoos School of the Arts, will sing the National Anthem.

 Sponsors for the event include:  The Palm Beach County Bar Association (North County and Young Lawyers sections); John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Fund, Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, Palm Beach State College Foundation; Sun Sentinel; Publix Supermarkets, Inc.; EDCO Awards and Specialities; Napleton Kia; Palm Beach Atlantic University; The Education Network; and the School District of Palm Beach County SchoolFood Service Department.

 For more details about the Ethics Bowl or the 8th Annual Ethics in ActionYour Character Counts! Awards, contact Susan Knight, 561-366-6945, knight@palmbeachschools.org or Judy Lamb, 561-366-6946, Judy.lamb@palmbeachschools.org.