– The Florida Tech College of Business will host its tenth annual high school business ethics competition on Friday,
March 10. In the daylong event, juniors and seniors from Brevard County and other Central Florida high schools compete by developing solutions to thorny
ethical problems. So far, 15 schools have signed up. More high schools are welcome to join in for a chance to win cash prizes.
“While it is a competition with awards for the top three teams, the real focus of the day is to stimulate these young minds with a valuable learning
exercise,” said Dean of the College of Business David M. Steele.
Judges for the competition come from a variety of career fields and include many prominent members of the community.
The event, sponsored by Community Educators’ Credit Union, offers $500 per member to the first-place team, $250 per member to the second-place team and
$125 per member to the third place team. If a member of the top two teams qualifies for Florida’s Bright Futures Scholarship Program, Florida Tech will
guarantee a minimum of $8,000 per year for each member of the first place team, and $6,000 for second place. In addition to student prizes, thanks to the
Gannett Foundation, coaches of the presenting teams will be awarded $100 per team each to be used in purchasing classroom supplies.
Schools wishing to enter teams may call (321) 674-7327.