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BC Ethics Bowl Club to compete in the California regional qualifier on Dec. 5

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Posted at 7:12 PM, Nov 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-25 22:12:21-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — After a truly unique season of fully virtual competitions, the Bakersfield College Ethics Bowl Club will participate in the California regional qualifier on Dec. 5, hosted by Santa Clara University.

The California regional qualifier is closed to the public.

The competition follows the wrap up of the season for Asynchronous National Qualifying Competitions for Two-year Colleges which began Oct. 23 and completed Nov. 21.

In this year’s National Two-Year College Ethics Bowl, the Renegades placed third out of 10 teams, with the single loss being against Santa Fe College, who went on to win first place. The Renegades led the competition in point differential and were also awarded the Spirit of Ethics Bowl award for “having best embodied the qualities of civility and courtesy while also showing an appreciation for the ideas involved in the cases under discussion and striving to ensure a high quality of discussion of those ideas.”

“It’s been an incredible season and I’m so proud of the students for adapting to the virtual format and taking on some challenging and intense topics,” said Faculty Advisor for the BC Ethics Bowl Club, Bryan Russell. “These students have shown enormous growth to communicate their stance in a controlled and compelling way. I couldn’t be more excited to see what the future has in store for these Renegades.”