Ethics team places fourth at FIT competition

Juniors Kate Crowley, Kendra Hatt, Yasmeen Elsawaf and Cayleigh Reeder each received a $1,000-per-year scholarship to the Florida Institute of Technology and a cash award on Saturday when their team placed fourth in an ethics competition sponsored by the college’s school of business.

A business ethics case involving a class-action gender discrimination lawsuit against Wal-Mart was provided to each team, which was required to prepare a 30-minute presentation concerning the ethical issues involved in the case and the course of action the team would pursue. Following the presentation, the team then had to defend its position to a panel of judges made up of area business leaders who asked questions for 15 to 20 minutes.

The fourth-place finish marks the first time that an ethics team from West Shore has finished in the final round. The competition also was the first for this group of students.

Roar staff report