As Coordinator for the Virginia High School Ethics Bowl, I invite you to consider coaching an Ethics Bowl team from your school to participate in the Virginia High School Ethics Bowl National Qualifying Event. Registration is open to a maximum of ten teams this year, and the Virginia High School Ethics Bowl proudly welcomes teams of 9-12 grade students from public and independent schools. The tournament will be held on Saturday, December 3, 2022 in partnership with Virginia Commonwealth University's Department of Philosophy. In the event that we secure another larger university partnership, we will open the registration to more schools.
The Virginia High School Ethics Bowl is an annual qualifying event for the National High School Ethics Bowl, to be held at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill through their Parr Center for Ethics.
In case you are not familiar with Ethics Bowls, here is a basic explanation:
Student teams will compete by presenting a position in response to questions about real-world cases, with a heavy emphasis on the intersection of ethics with economics and public policy decision making. The teams will articulate and defend their positions, thinking through the issues and giving special attention to the moral aspects of the case. The competition in the Ethics Bowl lies solely in how clearly and wisely a team can state its position; unlike a traditional debate, the purpose is clarity of thought - reasonableness over mere rhetoric. The final round will include the two teams who have emerged out of competing in our previous rounds of competition.
For more information, cases, rules and guidelines, please see http://nhseb.unc.edu
. Each school will need to register with the National High School Ethics Bowl, at http://nhseb.unc.edu/
and their official fee is $125.00 per school. Each school will also need to register for each team member via Collegiate School, at a cost of $75 per team.
We are very pleased to be hosting the ninth annual Qualifying Event in Virginia, and we hope you'll join us. Times for the event will be determined based on the number of participating schools, as it's a tournament.
Thank you for your interest,
Virginia High School Ethics Bowl Coordinatorrhiannon_boyd@collegiate-va.org