Welcome to the National High School Ethics Bowl (NHSEB). The Headquarters for the NHSEB is the Parr Center for Ethics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

This year over 1600 high school students spent a year studying cases, discussing important ethical issues, and learning how to think fruitfully about morally complex situation. Over 2200 high school students will, we anticipate, be doing the same next year as they prepare for, and compete in, regional bowls across the country and in Canada.

Please join us in congratulating twenty-two teams that participated in the third annual National High School Ethics Bowl—our largest bowl to date—21 teams from across the U.S. (including the District of Columbia) and 1 team from Canada competed on April 10-11, 2015 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The 2015 Winners, in order of rank:
1.     Waterford High School, Utah High School Ethics Bowl 
2.     Phillips Exeter Academy, New England High School Ethics Bowl 
3.     Areté Preparatory Academy, Southern California High School Ethics Bowl 
4.     Newport High School, Washington State High School Ethics Bowl

The Bob Ladenson Spirit of the Ethics Bowl Award is given to the team that best embodies the spirit and ideals of the Ethics Bowl, as voted on by other competitors. The 2015 winner is Kirby School, Northern California High School Ethics Bowl.

Waterford HS

Waterford High School, National High School Ethics Bowl Champion Team

Plenary Session

Students waiting to begin the competition during the Plenary Session on April 10, 2015

See the entire weekend on Storify, and candid snapshots on Facebook.

If you are interested in starting a local high school ethics bowl in your area, please contact Matt Deaton, our Director of Outreach. If you have general questions, please contact the Parr Center for Ethics or call 919-843-5641.