The Marc Sanders Foundation is proud to be a sponsor of the National High School Ethics Bowl, a nationwide outreach program designed to provide a formative experience in moral and civic education for students at a critical developmental age. It is housed at the Parr Center for Ethics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

The National High School Ethics Bowl and the regional ethics bowls it supports are competitive yet collaborative events in which students discuss real-life ethical issues. In each round of competition, teams take turns analyzing cases about complex ethical dilemmas and responding to questions and comments from the other team and from a panel of judges. An ethics bowl differs from a debate competition in that students are not assigned opposing views; rather, they defend whichever position they think is correct, provide each other with constructive criticism, and win by demonstrating that they have thought rigorously and systematically about the cases and engaged respectfully and supportively with all participants. Data from NHSEB surveys shows that this event teaches and 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.



Help support your Regional High School Ethics Bowl by completing the donation form below!


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    Alex Richardson

    NHSEB Executive Committee

    Sarah Stroud

    Director, Parr Center for Ethics

    Michael Vazquez

    Outreach Director, Parr Center for Ethics

    Sally Moore

    Director of Undergraduate Programming, Parr Center for Ethics

    Juliana Hemela

    Administrator, Parr Center for Ethics

    NHSEB Advisory Board

    Pam Antos

    (Hilliard City Schools)

    Alex Feldt

    (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)

    Scott Hairston

    (Little Rock Central High School)

    Roberta Israeloff

    (Squire Family Foundation)

    Emily Knuth

    (Prindle Institute for Ethics)

    Jon Matheson

    (University of North Florida)

    Steve Michelman

    (Wofford College)

    Travis Parker

    (Cypress Charter High School)

    Kyle Robertson

    (University of California, Santa Cruz)

    Colin Schoonover

    (SEED Foundation)

    Steven Swartzer

    (Fordham University)

    Ariel Sykes

    (The Ethics Institute at Kent Place School)

    Nicolas Tanchuk

    (Iowa State University)

    Kristen Fuh Wells

    (Association for Practical and Professional Ethics)

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