– Students from eight high schools recently wrestled with ethical questions involving environmental protection laws in Florida Tech’s Seventh Annual
Business Ethics Competition. The event was hosted by the School of Management and sponsored by the Community Educators Credit Union of Brevard, the J.
James Davis Family and the Gannett Foundation.
Among the finalist teams who tackled a second case study, Eau Gallie High School earned first place and $500 for each team member; Melbourne Central
Catholic High earned second place and $250 for each team member; and Cocoa Beach High School took third and $125 for each team member. Additionally, all
first-place team members earned $8,000 scholarships to the School of Management; all second-place team members earned $6,000 scholarships to the School of
Eau Gallie’s team, coached by Joe Ferrante, included students Taylor Burroughs, Lindsay Graham, Bret Lauer and Alex Vita. Melbourne Central’s team, coached
by Maureen Pecor and Jim Kelly, included students John Constantinide, Michael Maguire, Danielle Campbell and Beth Burwell. Cocoa Beach’s team, coached by
Georgann Savage, included students Lindsey Ciener, Tyler Sirois, Erin Merrill and Andre Ball.
Competition judges came from a variety of career fields. Among this year’s judges were many prominent members of the community, including Mike Means,
president/CEO, Health First, Inc.; Gene Cavallucci, vice president, counsel, Harris Corp.; and John Glisch, editor, editorial page, Florida Today.
The other participating schools were Merritt Island High School, Melbourne High School, Bayside High School, Covenant Christian School and Satellite High
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systems and management information systems, and a master’s degree in business administration with tracks in accounting, entrepreneurship and managing