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.

This event is being held as a qualifying event for the National High School Ethics Bowl Championship, to be held at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill through their Parr Center for Ethics.

We are very pleased to host the official National Qualifying Event for Virginia, and we hope you'll consider joining us.

About the Virginia High School Ethics Bowl

Citizenship requires engaging in the problems of our local and global communities through discourse and compassionately yet critically assessing reasons for action. By serving as the statewide coordinators and host for the annual Virginia High School Ethics Bowl, Collegiate School maintains its commitment to ethics education and civic engagement, connecting students with their peers to consider in collaboration how we ought to live.

About the National High School Ethics Bowl

“Organized by The Parr Center for Ethics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, the National High School Ethics Bowl is a collaborative yet competitive event in which teams analyze a series of wide-ranging ethical dilemmas. Rather than reward students for theatrics, reasonable thought and logical argumentation are the keys to success.”

To learn more about the National High School Ethics Bowl, review cases and resources for this year's competition, please visit http://nhseb.unc.edu/resources/.  Commonly used materials are available below for download.

National High School Ethics Bowl

Welcome!

My name is Rhiannon Boyd, and I am Senior Capstone Coordinator at Collegiate School as well as the 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. The tournament will be held on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at The Collegiate School in Richmond. PLEASE REGISTER HERE.

When

Fourth Annual
Virginia High School Ethics Bowl
Saturday, December 2, 2017

Where

The Sharp Academic Commons
Collegiate School
103 N. Mooreland Road
Richmond VA 23229
The Virginia High School Ethics Bowl is a 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.

Registration is open to a maximum of eight teams for this year.

The Virginia High School Ethics Bowl proudly welcomes teams of 9-12 grade students from public and independent schools.