Students from across the United States came to UNC-CH to discuss complex and timely ethical dilemmas in the 7th annual event!
(Chapel Hill, N.C. – April 9, 2019) – Congratulations to Jesuit High School from Beaverton, OR, for winning the 2019 National High School Ethics Bowl! They were followed by Choate Rosemary Hall, from Wallingford, CT, in 2nd place; St. Petersburg High School, from St. Petersburg, FL, in 3rd place; and Colorado Academy, from Denver, CO, in 4th place.
The Bob Ladenson Spirit of the Ethics Bowl Award is awarded to the team that best embodies respect, civility, thoughtfulness, and collaboration, as voted by the teams themselves. This year we had a tie between two winners! Decatur High School, from Decatur, GA, and Benjamin Banneker Academic High School, from Washington, DC, shared this honor as voted by their peers.
This is the largest National High School Ethics Bowl to date: 500 teams representing 330 schools participated in 36 regionals across the United States from September to March, reaching almost 5000 high school students, for their chance to compete in the national championship.
Hosted by The Parr Center for Ethics in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences, students spent the weekend collaboratively analyzing timely and complex ethical dilemmas. Cases and questions are developed under the guidance of the Parr Center and cover a broad range of topics including safe gun storage laws, cash bail, friendship, race and on-line dating, and supervised injection sites..
The performance of each team is judged on the basis of how clearly, articulately, and perceptively the students develop the positions they decide to take; their ability to communicate respectfully and collaboratively; and their willingness to take diverse viewpoints into account.
The National High School Ethics Bowl is supported by UNC’s Parr Center for Ethics, Marc Sanders Foundation, AJ Fletcher Foundation, Fenwick Foundation, Howell Family Foundation, UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences, UNC’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions, and UNC’s Department of Philosophy. Thank you!
The 24 high schools that qualified for and competed in the 2019 National High School Ethics Bowl are:
Ann Arbor Pioneer High School, Ann Arbor, MI
Atlantic Community High School, Delray Beach, FL
Benjamin Banneker Academic High School, Washington, DC
Chief Sealth International High School, Seattle, WA
Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT
Colorado Academy, Denver, CO
Conestoga High School, Berwyn, PA
Decatur High School, Decatur, GA
Dove Science Academy, Oklahoma City, OK
East Chapel Hill High School, Chapel Hill, NC
Herron High School, Indianapolis, IN
David H. Hickman High School, Columbia, MO
Jesuit High School, Beaverton, OR
Kent Place School, Summit, NJ
Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, Houston, TX
Little Rock Central High School, Little Rock, AR
Medford High School, Medford, MA
Metea Valley High School, Aurora, IL
Riverside High School, Greer, SC
St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School, Sewanee, TN
St. Petersburg High School, St. Petersburg, FL
Stanford Online High School, Stanford, CA
Stuyvesant High School, New York, NY
The Stony Brook School, Stony Brook, NY