High School Ethics Bowl

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The National High School Ethics Bowl (NHSEB) promotes respectful, supportive, and rigorous discussion of ethics among thousands of high school students nationwide.

High School Ethics Bowl is a competitive yet collaborative event in which students analyze and discuss real-life ethical issues. Students defend the position they believe is right and win by showing that they have thought more carefully, deeply, and perceptively about the cases in question. Experience shows that the event encourages and promotes ethical awareness, critical thinking skills, civil discourse, civic engagement, and an appreciation for diverse points of view. Each spring, the National High School Ethics Bowl is proudly hosted on the UNC campus by the Parr Center for Ethics. To learn more about current and upcoming Ethics Bowl competitions, please visit the National High School Ethics Bowl Website.

The Parr Center is also home and host to the North Carolina High School Ethics Bowl. As a qualifying regional event of the National High School Ethics Bowl, the NCHSEB makes use of the same format, rules, and regulations as the NHSEB. The NCHSEB’s winner will advance to NHSEB Nationals in April.

This year the Outreach Program and PHIL 292 (“Ethics Bowl and Democratic Deliberation”) students have teamed up with the Parr Center and the National High School Ethics bowl to offer NHSEBBridge.