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Through participation in Ethics Bowl, Whitworth students gain valuable skills and self-confidence that will serve them throughout their lives, both personally and professionally. Whitworth's Ethics Bowl alumni have gone on to successful careers in law, business, education, communication, teaching and a variety of other professions.

And the Ethics Bowl is fun! Students enjoy the thrill of competition, the fulfillment of reaching personal and team goals, and the lasting friendships among teammates.

Alumni Highlights

Some recent alumni who are pursuing graduate studies:

  • Eric Anderson '21 is studying philosophy at Princeton University.
  • Jacob Farrell '19 is studying law at Ohio State University.
  • Kaitlin Barnes '17 is studying publishing at Portland State University.
  • Rebecca Korf '15 is studying the philosophy of science at the University of California-Irvine.
  • David Whisenand '12 is in law school at Harvard University.

Some recent alumni who completed their graduate studies:

  • James Eccles '17 earned a master’s degree in political science from the University of Chicago.
  • Sarah Streyder '15 earned a master’s degree in public policy at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom.
  • Benjameen "Ja Ja" Quarless '12 earned a law degree at the University of Michigan and is practicing law.

Alumni who are using their education in diverse ways:

  • Lisa Fox Ledford '06 is a staff attorney for a United States Federal Judge, Western District of Washington.
  • Noah Patterson '06 is the senior assistant attorney general in the Colorado Attorney General's Office in Denver.
  • Jonathan Kim '15 earned a law degree at Harvard University and practices law in Seattle.
  • Peter Dolan '14 is an attorney at Ellis Li & McKinstry in Seattle, working with churches and nonprofit organizations.
  • Krister Johnson '13 is teaching philosophy and ethics bowl to high school students in Seattle.
  • Max Nelsen '12 is the director of labor policy at the Freedom Foundation in Olympia, Wash. 
  • Heather Rauh '09 sells real estate in Salem, Ore.
  • Kelly Vincent Weirich '09 is teaching philosophy at Seattle Pacific University.
  • T.J. Westre '16 is a specialist with the Spur Group in Seattle.