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Congratulations to NHSEB’s 2022 National Champion, Princeton High School.

 

Details about the 2023 NHSEB National Championship will be forthcoming in Fall 2022.

 

 

 

About/Itinerary

 

 

 

 

Ethics Bowl is better together.


It’s been a long two years of doing the hard work of the National High School Ethics Bowl at a safe (if non-ideal) distance. We’ve all experienced the challenges of COVID-19 firsthand, and our community has continued its work through all of these. Today, NHSEB is larger, stronger, and more resilient than ever. As we all begin to return to a more normal way of operating in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Parr Center for Ethics is thrilled to announce that the 2022 NHSEB National Championship will be conducted in-person, on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, April 8-10, 2022 (with relevant COVID-19 precautions in place).

 

This website is a one-stop clearinghouse for all information about the 2022 National Championship, including forms and travel information for teams, volunteer information and training resources, and special Beyond the Bowl programming for our students and community members joining us to watch from home. Welcome to #NHSEB22, our biggest and best event yet! We’ll see you soon.

 

 

 

Event Itinerary for April 8-10, 2022


All times listed are in the Eastern Time Zone (ET).

 

Friday, April 8: Check-In and Pre-Competition Programming

3:00-5:00PM: NHSEB Advisory Board Summit  //  GSU 3203; Participation via Videoconference Available for Board Members*
4:00-6:00PM: Team Check-In Window  //  The Pit (Outside GSU Building)
4:30PM: Students—Walking Tours with Parr Heel Ethics Fellows  //  UNC Central Campus; Every 30 Minutes
4:30PM: Coaches—AMA Session with NHSEB Advisory Board  //  GSU 3203
5:30PM: Students—Ethics In Action: Student Engagement Fair  //  The Pit
5:30PM: Coaches—Reception with Parr Center Staff and NHSEB Advisory Board  //  Morehead Lounge, Graham Memorial Hall
7:00PM: Welcome Banquet for Teams  //  GSU Great Hall  //  Dinner by Vimala’s Curryblossom Cafe

 

Saturday, April 9: Preliminary Rounds

8:30-9:30AM: Judge Check-In/Training Refresh  //  GSU 2420  //  Breakfast Pickup, GSU Great Hall
9:00AM: NHSEB HQ Opens  //  GSU 2502
9:00-9:30AM: Moderator Check-In  //  GSU 3203  //  Breakfast Pickup, GSU Great Hall
9:30AM: Opening Ceremony  //  GSU Great Hall  //  Breakfast Provided
10:00-11:15AM: Preliminary Round 1  //  GSU Various
11:15AM-12:45PM: Lunch Break  //  GSU Great Hall  //  Lunch by The Root Cellar
1:00-2:15PM: Preliminary Round 2  //  GSU Various
2:15-2:30PM: Grab + Go Coffee Break  //  Class of 2000 Lounge (GSU 3501)  //  Drinks and Snacks Provided
2:30-3:45PM: Preliminary Round 3  //  GSU Various
4:00-5:15PM: Preliminary Round 4  //  GSU Various
5:30PM: NHSEB HQ Closes  //  GSU 2502
5:30PM: Elimination Announcement  //  The Pit (Outside GSU Building)

 

Sunday, April 10: Elimination Rounds

8:30-9:30AM: Breakfast  //  GSU Great Hall
9:00AM
: NHSEB HQ Opens  //  GSU 2502
10:00-11:15AM: Quarter-Final Round  //  GSU Various
11:15AM-12:45PM: Lunch Break; Elimination Announcement  //  GSU Great Hall  //  Lunch by Mediterranean Deli
1:00-2:15PM: Semi-Final Round  //  GSU Various
2:15-2:30PM: Grab + Go Coffee Break  //  Class of 2000 Lounge (GSU 3501)  //  Drinks and Snacks Provided
2:30PM: Finalist Announcement  //  GSU Auditorium
3:00PM: NHSEB HQ Closes  //  GSU 2502
3:00-4:15PM: National Championship Round  //  GSU Auditorium (Watch Party on NHSEBAcademy)*
4:15-5:00PM: End-of-Year Awards Ceremony // GSU Auditorium (Watch Party on NHSEBAcademy)*

 

Sunday, April 10: Beyond the Bowl Programming

10:15-11:15AMStudents + Coaches—Case Roundtable Workshop with Parr Center Fellows  //  Concurrent in GSU 3209 + 3409
1:00-2:00PMStudents—Case Roundtable Workshop with Parr Center Fellows  //  Concurrent in GSU 3209 + 3409
1:00-2:00PMCoaches—Ethics Bowl in the Classroom: A Pedagogy Workshop with Parr Center Staff  //  GSU 3209
3:00-4:15PM: NHSEBAcademy Watch Party: National Championship Round*
4:15-5:00PM: NHSEBAcademy Watch Party: End-of-Year Awards Ceremony*

 

* Event will be open to online attendees via Live Stream, Zoom, etc.

 

 

 

Participating Teams


Academy of Classical Christian Studies (OK)
Ann Arbor Huron High School (MI)
Bethpage High School (NY)
Campbell High School (GA)
Clearwater Central Catholic High School (FL)
Herron High School (IN)
Hilliard Bradley High School (OH)
J.R. Masterman School (PA)
James Byrnes High School (SC)
Kent Place School (NJ)
Lincoln High School (OR)
Maryville High School (TN)
Millard North High School (NE)
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (NC)
Phillips Exeter Academy (NH)
Pleasant Valley High School (IA)
Princeton High School (NJ)
Regis High School (NY)
Stanford Online High School (CA)
The Hotckiss School (CT)
University High School (CA)
University of Chicago Lab School (IL)
UWC-USA (NM)
Westwood High School (TX)

 

 

 

 

Team Information

 

 

The Venue


The 2022 NHSEB National Championship will be held primarily in UNC’s Frank Porter Graham Student Union building (GSU), with some activities taking place outdoors nearby or in adjacent buildings. The Student Union is in the center of the UNC Campus, and the area is in close proximity to campus’s well-known sights, as well as to Franklin Street and most major attractions in downtown Chapel Hill. The area is also serviced by Chapel Hill Transit’s (free and reliable) bus routes.

 

UNC Campus Maps     GSU Venue Map

 

Additional details and specific room assignments for NHSEB matches and programming will be released in late March.

 

 

 

Chapel Hill: Getting Here and Getting Around


We very much look forward to welcoming you to Chapel Hill this Spring. If your team is flying to the Research Triangle area, your destination will be Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU), which is a convenient 15 miles (about 25 minutes by car) from UNC’s Chapel Hill campus. For transportation between RDU and UNC, as well as around town while you’re here, many convenient options are available. You can take a shuttle, bus, or a ride sharing service (Uber, Lyft, and ZipCar are readily available).

 

The Spring is a bustling time on campus, and parking is limited, so we recommend that teams arrive at the Carolina Union via drop-off wherever possible. That said, the Parr Center has reserved the Caldwell Hall Parking Lot (off East Cameron Avenue) for our Participants and Volunteers during the event, for both Saturday and Sunday. Please tell the parking attendant on duty that you’re here for the National High School Ethics Bowl, and they will grant you access to the gated lot.

The Tar Heel Ten Miler is scheduled for Saturday morning, so arriving to the Caldwell Lot will be a bit different on that day. The race is set to be over by 10AM, so please disregard the following if you are arriving after then. If arriving before 10AM, know that East Cameron Avenue may briefly close during the morning as racers approach. Participants who arrive to campus while Cameron is closed will need to park in another lot nearby. Our recommendations convenient to the area are the Rams Head Deck, Craige Deck and S11 Lot. Additional campus parking information is available here. Because the NHSEB will be one of many events on campus during the weekend, we highly recommend allowing ample time to navigate parking and walking to the Carolina Union, particularly on Saturday, April 9.

 

Local Transit

 

If you need advice or assistance with planning your trip to Chapel Hill, please contact the Parr Center’s Administrator, Juliana Hemela (juliana.hemela@unc.edu)

 

 

 

Eat Like a Local: Recommendations from Parr Heel Ethics Fellows


While breakfasts and lunches will be provided to all participants in the National Championship, you’ll have a chance to explore Chapel Hill on your own for dinner while you’re here. To help out, we’ve asked our Parr Heel Ethics Fellows to curate a list of their favorite local spots:

 

Alpine Bagel
209 South Rd., Chapel Hill, NC 27514

No college campus is complete without a bagel place! Alpine Bagel is central to UNC campus life, both physically and in spirit, as it is located within the Student Union next to the Pit and the Student Store. A daily stop for many UNC students, Alpine Bagel has every kind of bagel imaginable, which can be ordered plain or as a part of one of their many bagelwich options.

 

Cosmic Cantina
128 E Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Cosmic is a favorite of Chapel Hill students for three reasons: it is open very late, it is extremely cheap, and it is very nearly on campus. This restaurant lacks ambiance but makes up for it with tasty Mexican food served late. Favorites include the quesadillas, mini burritos (which are sufficient for a light meal) and the chips and queso. Cosmic offers a variety of vegan and vegetarian options and is best for take-out and a quick meal. I go here at least once a week, often after a night out with friends. One of my friends recently graduated and moved to New York City and says he misses Cosmic more than anything else in North Carolina except for his dog.

 

Cham Thai
370 E Main St STE 190, Carrboro, NC 27516

Cham Thai boasts a warm and welcoming environment in downtown Carrboro. This means it’s not too close to campus, but is only a 3 minute car ride or 7 minute bus ride away. Their curries and noodle dishes are exceptional, but take their heat warnings seriously. The “medium” rated curries are quite spicy, and this is from someone who can handle their heat! Their spring rolls are very tasty. Ask for a side of their pepper sauce, which is tangy, spicy, and sweet and goes very well on their pad thai. Their lunch specials are cheap and their portions are generous; this is a great spot for lunch or dinner, but be aware: they close early (8:30pm) and are closed on Tuesdays.

 

Que Chula
140 W Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Que Chula, while a newer addition to Franklin Street, has proved to be a main staple for both locals and UNC students. The colorful decor, welcoming staff, and delicious food all serve to make for satisfied patrons. While I personally would recommend the ACP (Arroz con Pollo), you can’t go wrong with their tacos. For those of you over the age of 21, Que Chula also hosts a number of tasty cocktails.

 

Pho Happiness
508A W Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Located further down Franklin Street towards Carborro, Pho Happiness is a great and affordable spot to grab a hot and soothing bowl of pho. The walls of the restaurant are lined with quirky pho-n puns, and the menu carries some non-traditional pho options such as curry pho, for those looking to step out of their comfort zone. Feel free to try some bubble tea while you’re there!

 

Linda’s
203 E Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Ask any UNC student – Linda’s is one of the best spots for food when you’re craving something later in the night. The vibes are incredible and food is even better – grab some loaded fries, or a Linda’s combo basket, for when you need a pick-me-up. Serving classic American food and “drunchies” all day until 11pm, Linda’s is a must-visit for anyone in Chapel Hill. As a bonus – time your visit right and you might come across the owner’s handsome and friendly dog!

 

Buns
107 N Columbia St., Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Buns has the most creative array of meat and plant-based burgers! You can also get some delicious sweet potato fries! The interior has the vibe of a cozy diner. I would recommend grabbing a counter seat near the window for the full effect.

 

Dame’s Chicken and Waffles
147 E Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC 27514

If you’re looking to support a Black-owned business (or just looking to get an AMAZING meal), head over to Dame’s! The inside has a cute, homey feel with New Orleans jazz posters and music heightening the southern ambiance. Not to mention, the staff are probably the kindest people you’ll ever meet! For those plant-based folks, Dame’s has an incredible vegan waffle and plant-based chik’n. It’s a little pricier than some other places in Franklin, but worth the cost in both taste and how filling it is. P.S. According to the staff, the vegan waffle is the best thing on the menu—it’s made with applesauce and soy milk, making it super thick, fluffy, and sweet!

 

Epilogue
109 E Franklin St.

Epilogue is an independent bookstore and coffee shop with lots of snacks like chocolate, churros, and pastries. Their horchata and coffee is amazing, particularly their mochas and flavored syrups made in-house, which include the popular flavors blueberry lavender, Mayan spice, and dulce jalapeño. I recommend an orange peppercorn mocha if the syrup is in season! This is a good place for first dates, snacks, and chats with friends surrounded by a bright and bustling environment filled with books, the heavenly smell of melting chocolate and coffee, and half the UNC student body. Never fear, the line moves quickly despite their usual busyness!

 

YoPo (Yogurt Pump)
106 W Franklin St., Chapel Hill, NC 27514

This place is a literal hole in the wall. Tucked against the corner of N.Y. Pizza, they have a great selection of frozen yogurt and sorbet. On top of that, they frequently have topping discounts or size upgrade deals.

 

Insomnia Cookies
145 E Franklin St.

A classic among college students and campuses everywhere, Insomnia Cookies is the go-to for UNC students for warm, freshly baked cookies delivered anywhere on campus at 2am. Favorites include chocolate peanut butter cookies (with full peanut butter cups inside!), snickerdoodles, and red velvet cookies.

 

 

Recommended Accommodations


The Chapel Hill-Carrboro area is home to many hotels with availability and preferential rates for UNC-based events. Please book your hotel rooms in advance, as the Spring does get busy around town.

  • The Graduate: In the heart of downtown Chapel Hill, The Graduate offers a one-of-a-kind stay with UNC spirit in walking distance to campus. (~$315)
  • The Rizzo Center: Home to UNC Kenan-Flagler Business Center’s Executive Development programs, the Rizzo Center is like a home away from home and just minutes away from UNC’s campus. (~$200)
  • Courtyard at the Friday Center: Next to the Friday Conference Center that offers state-of-the-art facilities for meetings and events in Chapel Hill, The Courtyard guarantees innovative cleaning technologies that ensure a safe stay during COVID-19. (~$155)
  • Sheraton Chapel Hill: Newly renovated, the Sheraton offers a redesigned take on Chapel Hill. (~$145; 15% UNC discount available with group code UN1911)
  • Hampton Inn Carrboro: In walking distance to campus, the Hampton Inn Carrboro offers a clean and affordable stay. (~$205)
  • Hampton Inn Chapel Hill: A great option for an affordable stay that is just a short distance from UNC’s campus and RDU Airport. (~$165; 10% UNC discount available)

 

Prices here are current as of March 1, 2022.

 

 

 

NHSEB Travel Assistance Funds


The Parr Center for Ethics has limited funds to help offset the cost of travel to the 2022 NHSEB National Championship. If your team requires travel assistance, please fill out the short online form linked below. For teams to qualify for funding, this form must be submitted by March 15, 2022. Teams will be notified via email by March 18 with more details about any awarded funds. Please note that teams who receive a subsidy will receive it via reimbursement after the NHSEB Championship has concluded. The Parr Center is committed to ensuring that no team is prevented from traveling to or participating in the National High School Ethics Bowl for financial reasons. Please don’t hesitate to contact us at ethicsbowl@unc.edu with any questions or concerns you may have.

 

Travel Stipend Request

 

 

 

Required Forms


The following four forms are required for all participants and schools. Please complete and submit these forms by March 15, 2022. You may direct any questions or concerns about team forms to the Parr Center’s Administrator, Juliana Hemela (juliana.hemela@unc.edu).

 

ROSTER SUBMISSION FORM  (One per team; Online)

Each coach should fill out our Roster Submission Form in advance of the event. This allows us to have coach and emergency contact information on file, as well as collecting some basic information on each of your participating students. In addition to the names of those students who will compete at the event, you should provide each student’s email address and their date of birth so that we may register them as program participants with UNC’s Office for the Protection of Minors. Please keep in mind that only 7 students may officially be on a team’s official roster, while 3-5 of these students may be seated in any match.

 

TEAM AUTHORIZATION  (One per team; via Email)

This form should be completed by the team’s high school administration (principal/vice-principal/headmaster/dean) and returned via email to Juliana Hemela. It is designed to indicate that the high school administration is fully aware of an ethics bowl team/club/organization, the coach, and students who will travel to represent the high school at the National Championship event. A coach may fill out the information on the form, but the signature needs to be from a school administrator.

 

PARTICIPANT RELEASE FORM  (One per participant; Online)

Every student participating in the NHSEB National Championship must complete this standard permission form for UNC-based events. Participants who are under the age of 18 will need a parent or guardian’s signature. This includes students who are competing as well as students who will be traveling to Chapel Hill as alternates and/or to show their fellow students support.

 

COVID-19 ATTESTATION FORM  (One per participant; Online)

To protect the health and safety of NHSEB participants, all parties participating in the National Championship event (students, coaches, volunteers, and spectators) must complete this form to attest to their COVID-19 vaccination/testing status, as well as to their compliance with NHSEB’s COVID-19 protocols while on the UNC Campus. Participants who are under the age of 18 will need a parent or guardian’s signature.

 

 

 

 

 

Volunteer Information

 

 

The National High School Ethics Bowl is powered by volunteer Judges and Moderators. The claim that we couldn’t do it without your help is no exaggeration. Our volunteers are crucial to providing a great learning experience in civil and constructive moral discussion for the best and brightest high school students from across the United States. 

 

As a Judge, you will play a crucial role in helping students reason ethically about a wide variety of challenging issue and engage productively in contexts of disagreement. Unlike typical debate competitions, Ethics Bowl rewards students for the depth and breadth of their thought, their ability to think carefully about complex problems, and the consideration they display of the diverse perspectives of their peers. Judges will evaluate individual matches using these criteria, and engage in Q&A sessions with each team during matches to which they are assigned. No prior or specialized training is necessary to volunteer as a Judge (though previous Ethics Bowl experience is a definite plus).

 

As a Moderator, you will play a crucial role in setting up and running individual match rooms, and providing students a fruitful, fun, and inclusive space for constructive conversation. Moderators set the agenda (case, question, etc.) for each match, keep time, and enforce the NHSEB’s rules. As is the case with Judges, no prior or specialized training is necessary to volunteer as a Moderator (though previous Ethics Bowl experience is preferred for the National Championship).

 

Breakfast, lunch, snacks, and coffee will be provided for all volunteers at NHSEB 2022, alongside all relevant materials and an NHSEB t-shirt. Training resources and a live training session for each role will be provided in advance of the event. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at ethicsbowl@unc.edu with any questions or concerns.

 

 

Volunteer Interest Form

 

 

 

Chapel Hill: Getting Here and Getting Around


We very much look forward to welcoming you to Chapel Hill this Spring. If you are flying to the Research Triangle area, your destination will be Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU), which is a convenient 15 miles (about 25 minutes by car) from UNC’s Chapel Hill campus. For transportation between RDU and UNC, as well as around town while you’re here, many convenient options are available. You can take a shuttle, bus, or a ride sharing service (Uber, Lyft, and ZipCar are readily available).

 

The Spring is a bustling time on campus, and parking is limited, so we recommend that teams arrive at the Carolina Union via drop-off wherever possible. That said, the Parr Center has reserved the Caldwell Hall Parking Lot (off East Cameron Avenue) for our Participants and Volunteers during the event, for both Saturday and Sunday. Please tell the parking attendant on duty that you’re here for the National High School Ethics Bowl, and they will grant you access to the gated lot.

The Tar Heel Ten Miler is scheduled for Saturday morning, so arriving to the Caldwell Lot will be a bit different on that day. The race is set to be over by 10AM, so please disregard the following if you are arriving after then. If arriving before 10AM, know that East Cameron Avenue may briefly close during the morning as racers approach. Participants who arrive to campus while Cameron is closed will need to park in another lot nearby. Our recommendations convenient to the area are the Rams Head Deck, Craige Deck and S11 Lot. Additional campus parking information is available here. Because the NHSEB will be one of many events on campus during the weekend, we highly recommend allowing ample time to navigate parking and walking to the Carolina Union, particularly on Saturday, April 9.

 

Local Transit

 

If you need advice or assistance with planning your trip to Chapel Hill, please contact the Parr Center’s Administrator, Juliana Hemela (juliana.hemela@unc.edu)

 

 

 

Judge Resources


You can use these resources to prepare for your role as a Judge at the NHSEB National Championship. They include a set of training videos compiled by the Parr Center team, our JudgeKit package from NHSEBAcademy (which includes a Quick Start Guide for Judges, and other helpful documents), NHSEB’s criteria for scoring, and a sample score sheet. You can review the 2022 National Case Set here. A live training clinic for NHSEB Judges will be announced in March 2022.

Match scoring for this year’s National Championship will be handled by an updated version of the Parr Center’s NHSEBOne competition platform, modified for usage on smaller screens (smartphones and tablets) in a face-to-face context. We will operate on a BYOD (“Bring Your Own Device”) basis, and you can watch the Judge Role Walkthrough to learn more about NHSEBOne’s scoring interface. 

 

 

NHSEBAcademy JudgeKit  Scoring Criteria  Sample Score Sheet

 

 

 

Moderator Resources


You can use these resources to prepare for your role as a Moderator at the NHSEB National Championship. They include a sample Moderator Script and our 2021-2022 Rules Manual. A live training clinic for NHSEB Moderators will be announced in March 2022. Case pairings and questions will be shared with all Moderators confidentially when the competition begins.

Match administration for this year’s National Championship will be handled by an updated version of the Parr Center’s NHSEBOne competition platform, modified for usage on smaller screens in a face-to-face context. For Moderators, NHSEB recommends using NHSEBOne on a laptop computer, and we will operate on a BYOD (“Bring Your Own Device”) basis. You can watch the Moderator Role Walkthrough below to learn more about NHSEBOne’s administrative interface. 

 

 

Sample Moderator Script  2021-2022 Rules Manual

 

 

 

 

COVID-19 Protocols

 

 

As we all begin to return to a more normal way of operating in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Parr Center is excited to announce that the 2022 NHSEB National Championship will be conducted in-person, on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, April 8-10, 2022. As ever, our highest priority remains the health and safety of our participants and their communities.

 

The fundamental objective of the National High School Ethics Bowl involves equipping students with the tools to become more ethically reflective and engaged members of their moral and civic communities. As such, it is our expectation that NHSEB participants show proper regard for the safety of their fellow participants by complying with all safety regulations detailed here. The Parr Center has consulted widely with the relevant officials, and developed the following set of protocols to ensure the health and safety of our participants while on the UNC campus.

 

These policies are subject to change (with proper notification to participants) in the event of any unforeseen emergency or change in CDC/local COVID-19 guidance. If any attendee is unwilling or unable to comply with these policies as detailed here, or with instructions from NHSEB event staff, they may be asked to leave campus. Participant violations of this policy may result in competitive disqualification.

 

 

 

 

Vaccinations and Testing


All participants (students, coaches/chaperones, and volunteers) will be asked to provide either proof of an FDA-authorized COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test administered within 48 hours of the beginning of the event in Chapel Hill. This documentation can be submitted securely online in advance of check-in for participants, and should be presented at the time of check-in for any guests or spectators. Any documentation submitted for the purposes of compliance with this policy will be kept confidential, used only for the purposes of verifying compliance, and destroyed after the conclusion of the event. It will not be retained by the Parr Center for Ethics or UNC-CH.

 

COVID-19 vaccinations and booster shots are freely and widely available to everyone age 5 and older across the United States. For more information about safe and effective COVID-19 vaccinations, or to schedule an appointment at a location near you, please visit vaccines.gov. COVID-19 testing is available throughout the Research Triangle area, including at many clinics and pharmacies, as well as a drive-thru testing site near UNC’s Chapel Hill Campus. The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services maintains a searchable listing of testing sites. There are also no-cost community testing events across the state. Finally, participants may also request a free at-home test kit from LabCorp, and can submit proof of a negative at-home test to satisfy NHSEB’s attestation requirement. 

 

 

 

Face Coverings


Per UNC policy and current CDC recommendations, all participants, staff, and attendees at the 2022 National High School Ethics Bowl will be required to wear a mask or cloth face covering at all times while indoors on the UNC campus, including during matches. Due to the increased transmissibility of the Omicron variant, we highly recommend the use of N95, KN95, or KF94-style masks. The lone exception to this policy is among participants during meals, which will employ all relevant safety protocols otherwise.

 

 

 

 

Rules and Resources

 

 

National Case Set


NHSEB’s 2022 National Case Set was compiled in the Winter, and has been edited for content, clarity, and pedagogical focus by NHSEB’s Executive Committee, in editorial collaboration with NHSEB’s newly-formed Case Advisory Committee. The set features 12 brand-new cases on a variety of topics, as well as 4 student favorites from the 2021-2022 NHSEB Regionals Season, for a total of 16 possible cases for competition. Our Case Committee has voted to implement the re-use of a limited number of regional cases on an experimental basis in 2022. Across four preliminary rounds, and three elimination rounds, the National Championship will make use of 14 of the 16 cases. Included discussion questions are designed to guide and inform students’ thinking and preparation on the cases. Moderator questions for competition will be novel and distinctive.

 

2021-2022 National Case Set

 

 

 

Presentation and Conferral Times


As part of NHSEB’s move to an online-first format in 2020-2021 in response to COVID-19, the Executive Committee extended all conferral times to three minutes. This change will remain in effect for 2021-2022, for both in-person and online competitions, including the NHSEB National Championship. At the National Championship (in contrast to most Regional Competitions), teams will be provided with an extra minute during the Presentation Period, for a total of six minutes to deliver their initial response to the Moderator’s question.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about timing and Moderator procedures, please review the 2021-2022 NHSEB Rules Manual

 

 

 

Ranking and Tie-Breakers


At the NHSEB National Championship, each team will participate in four preliminary matches, with teams assigned to matches by random draw. At the end of the fourth round, teams will be ranked by the number of wins (0-4). When two or more teams have the same number of wins, the following tiebreakers will be exercised, in this order of operations:

  1. Lowest number of losses (so a team that has 2 wins, 1 tie, and 1 loss will rank higher than a team with 2 wins and 2 losses)
  2. Highest number of Judge votes (over the course of four rounds, a team has the opportunity to win the votes of 12 Judges. If two teams finish with 4 wins, but one team has 11 Judge votes and the other has 10, the team with 11 votes is ranked higher)
  3. Greatest point differential over all four matches (If two teams have 3 wins and 1 loss and 9 Judge votes, and Team A has a total point differential of +30 [winning two matches by 12, winning one match by 10, and losing one match by 4] while Team B has a point differential of +28 [winning one match by 11, winning two matches by 9, and losing one match by 1], Team A will be ranked higher in the standings).
  4. Highest point total over all four matches.
  5. A coin toss.

 

If they occur in Preliminary Rounds, ties will be noted in the official record as such (e.g, a tie result with Judges’ votes split, 1.5-1.5). In Elimination Rounds, in accordance with NHSEB rules, Judges will be explicitly instructed to avoid awarding ties insofar as possible. In cases of ties during elimination matches, the NHSEB Director will implement the application of the cumulative tie-breaker procedure as defined above. This is with the singular exception of a tie in Judges’ votes during the National Championship match. In the event this occurs, the two top-ranked teams will be named NHSEB Co-Champions.

 

For more information about scoring and ranking procedures, please review the 2021-2022 NHSEB Rules Manual

 

 

 

Access to Scoring Data


During the NHSEB National Championship, limited scoring data (i.e, the voting result and teams’ point totals) will be provided to coaches at the end of each match. Data from all match rooms will be compiled and certified by the NHSEB Executive Committee, and posted on a publicly available leaderboard after each Preliminary Round. Public announcements will be made by the NHSEB Director when rankings are made for team eliminations (once after the Preliminary Rounds on Saturday evening, once after the Quarterfinals on Sunday, and once after the Semi-Finals on Sunday). Full scoring breakdowns, as well as individual Judges’ (anonymized) score sheets and written comments, will be made available after the competition has concluded. Individual score sheets will not be made available between Preliminary and Elimination Rounds during the NHSEB.

 

Leaderboard

 

 

 

Year-End Awards


After all competitive rounds of NHSEB 2022 have concluded, we’ll gather all participants for our Year-End Awards Ceremony. At that ceremony, we’ll look forward to awarding the following prizes:

 

  • Winner and Honorable Mentions (2) for the 2022 Student Case Writing Competition
  • Winner of the Judges’ Choice Award (for Highest Cumulative Q&A Score Outside the Final Four)
  • Robert Ladenson Spirit of the Ethics Bowl Award (Elected by Students)
  • Marc Sanders Prizes for Final Four Teams
  • National High School Ethics Bowl Champion

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beyond the Bowl

 

 

In addition to showcasing the hard work of the very best High School Ethics Bowl teams from coast to coast, the 2022 National Championship will feature additional Beyond the Bowl programming for students, teachers, and organizers from around the country. NHSEB 2022 will be not just a competition, but a celebration of the Ethics Bowl activity—past, present, and future. We hope you’ll join us for a fitting end to another unprecedented season.

 

Friday, April 8: Pre-Competition Programming

3:00-5:00PM: NHSEB Advisory Board Summit  //  GSU 3203; Participation via Videoconference Available for Board Members*
4:30PM: Onsite Students—Walking Tours with Parr Heel Ethics Fellows  //  UNC Central Campus; Every 30 Minutes
4:30PM: Onsite Coaches—AMA Session with NHSEB Advisory Board  //  GSU 3203
5:30PM: Onsite Students—Ethics In Action: Student Engagement Fair  //  The Pit
5:30PM: Onsite Coaches—Reception with Parr Center Staff and NHSEB Advisory Board  //  Morehead Lounge, Graham Memorial Hall

 

 

Sunday, April 10: Beyond the Bowl Programming

10:15-11:15AM: Onsite Students + Coaches—Case Roundtable Workshop with Parr Center Fellows  //  Concurrent in GSU 3209 + 3409
1:00-2:00PM: Onsite Students—Case Roundtable Workshop with Parr Center Fellows  //  Concurrent in GSU 3209 + 3409
1:00-2:00PM: Onsite Coaches—Ethics Bowl in the Classroom: A Pedagogy Workshop with Parr Center Staff  //  GSU 3209
3:00-4:15PM: NHSEBAcademy Watch Party: National Championship Round*
4:15-5:00PM: NHSEBAcademy Watch Party: End-of-Year Awards Ceremony*