YSU Ethics Team Places Second in National Contest

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – For the second year in a row, the Youngstown State University Ethics Bowl team placed second in the nation at the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl in Dallas, beating out 35 teams but losing to the United States Military Academy in the finals.

The members of the YSU team are Lindsay Heldreth, Rachael Jenkins, Tyler Miller-Gordon and Jacob Schriner-Briggs. Philosophy and Religious Studies Department Chairman Alan Tomhave coaches the team.

At the competition, teams argue and defend their moral assessment of societal issues, including business and professional ethics, personal relationships and political affairs. In the finals, YSU and West Point discussed the use of combat drones and government whistle-blowing.

To reach the national tournament, the YSU team qualified by winning the Central States Regional Ethics Bowl in Indianapolis, beating 200 other teams. Among those competing in Dallas were Tufts University, Northwestern University, Clemson University, Villanova University and Whitworth University, last year’s national champions that this year lost to YSU in the quarterfinals.

Pictured: YSU Ethics Bowl team Lindsay Heldreth, Jacob Schriner-Briggs, Tyler Miller-Gordon and Rachael Jenkins at the Intercollegiate Ethics Bowl in Dallas.

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