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 competitive yet collaborative event in which students discuss real-life ethical issues.  It promotes ethical awareness, critical thinking, civil discourse, civic engagement, and an appreciation for multiple points of view.

"NHSEB’s goal is to do more than teach students how to think through ethical issues: It is to teach students how to think through ethical issues together, as fellow citizens in a complex moral and political community."

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.  The 2019-2020 regional case packet is now available.

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 7, 2019 at The Collegiate School in Richmond. PLEASE REGISTER HERE.

When

Sixth Annual
Virginia High School Ethics Bowl
Saturday, December 7, 2019

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 ten teams for this year.  Schools must register both with the Virginia High School Ethics Bowl and the National High School Ethics Bowl in order to compete in the regional event.

The Virginia High School Ethics Bowl, in collaboration with VCU's Department of Philosophy, proudly welcomes teams of 9-12 grade students from public and independent schools.