Congratulations to North Carolina School of Science and Math Team 1 for winning the 5th annual North Carolina High School Ethics Bowl!! North Carolina School of Science and Math is one of 24 high schools that will compete at National High School Ethics Bowl on April 8-9 at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Coming in second, third, and fourth place were Durham School of the Arts, Carolina Friends School Team 1, and Eastern Alamance High School Green Team, respectively. Chapel Hill High School was voted by their peers as the winner of the Spirit of the Ethics Bowl Award.

View photos of North Carolina High School Ethics Bowl here. Photography was provided by Rachel McClain.

The North Carolina High School Ethics Bowl is hosted annually by the Parr Center for Ethics. The NC HSEB champion team will then advance to compete in the National High School Ethics Bowl.

2014 Regional Ethics Bowl-1 websiteThe 2017-2018 North Carolina High School Ethics Bowl will be on Saturday, January 20 at the UNC-Chapel Hill campus. The NC HSEB follows the same rules and format as the National High School Ethics Bowl.

The 2017-2018 regional cases will be released on September 1. Download the cases from 2016-2017 here.

For more information on the NC HSEB, to register for the competition, or receive help starting a team at your school, contact Dominique Dery at ethicsbowl@unc.edu or (919) 962-2576.

Registration for the 2017-2018 North Carolina High School Ethics Bowl will open on September 1, 2017. 

Registration is $50 per school. Each school may initially register one team, consisting of up to five students and two alternates. We will accept 22 teams this year on a first come, first served basis. If there is space left, the extra spots will be opened to previously registered teams. We look forward to seeing you at UNC-Chapel Hill for another statewide high school ethics bowl!

The Parr Center for Ethics will provide a registration scholarship, both NC HSEB and NHSEB, for high schools in an event of an economic hardship. Please contact us if this option is needed.

The final deadline to register is December 1, 2017.

Access the 2016-2017 regional case set, here! If you have trouble accessing the cases or have other questions regarding individual cases, please contact us.

The study questions do not necessarily include the questions moderators will ask teams during the competition. The study questions are designed to guide teams in thinking more deeply about the issues at hand.

Please note: These are the cases for regional competitions only. The NHSEB will prepare a new set of cases for the National High School Ethics Bowl in April 2018, to be released in late February or early March 2018.

2014 Regional Ethics Bowl-4 websiteThe North Carolina High School Ethics Bowl consists of students competing from public, private, and charter schools as well homeschooling—from all across the state and Virginia. The counties include, but not limited to: Alamance, Orange, Durham, Wake, Johnston, and Meckenburg.

A team competing in the North Carolina High School Ethics Bowl must be composed of at least three high school students. The teams will be capped at seven students, but only five students can be seated on a team in any one match.

All teams must have a coach or advisor vetted and approved by school administration. This coach or advisor must be a non-student.

High Schools are allowed up to two teams to compete in the North Carolina High School Ethics Bowl.

2016-2017

Calvary Day School
Carolina Friends School
Chapel Hill High School
CSRA Home Educators
Durham School of the Arts
East Chapel Hill High School
Eastern Alamance High School
Hillside High School
Millbrook High School
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (winners)
Raleigh Charter High School
Wake Forest High School
William G. Enloe High School
Woods Charter School


2015-2016

Calvary Baptist Day School
Carolina Friends School
Chapel Hill High School
Durham Academy of the Arts
East Chapel Hill High School (winners)
Eastern Alamance High School
Granville Magnet School
Hargrave Military Academy
Hillside High School
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics
Raleigh Charter High School
Woods Charter School


2014-2015

Carolina Friends School
Carrboro High School
Chapel Hill High School
East Chapel Hill High School
Eastern Alamance High School
Hargrave Military Academy
Hillside High School
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (winners)
Raleigh Charter High School
Woods Charter School


2013-2014

Ardrey Kell High School
Carolina Friends School
Carrboro High School
Cary Academy
Chapel Hill High School
East Chapel Hill High School
Eastern Alamance High School
Hargrave Military Academy
Myers Park High School
North Carolina School of Science and Math
Woods Charter School


2012-2013

Carolina Friends School
Carrboro High School
Cary Academy
Chapel Hill High School
The Covenant School
East Chapel Hill High School
Hillside High School
North Carolina School of Science and Math
Southern Alamance High School
Triangle Area Homeschool
Woods Charter School


2011-2012

Carolina Friends School
Cary Academy
Cedar Ridge High School
East Chapel Hill High School
North Carolina School of Science and Math
Woods Charter School

We are grateful for the generous support of our sponsors! Thank you!

Founding Sponsors

Program Sponsors

All sponsors will have their name and/or logo on all North Carolina High School Ethics Bowl promotional materials and website. If you are interested in supporting the NC HSEB or inquiring about other opportunities of support, please contact the Parr Center for Ethics or call (919) 843-5641.

The 2017-2018 North Carolina High School Ethics Bowl will take place in Murphey, Carolina, and Caldwell Halls.

8:00 – 8:45 a.m.                     Judge Training

8:00 – 8:45 a.m.                     Moderator Training (if needed)

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.                     Team Registration and Breakfast

8:30 – 8:45 a.m.                      Plenary Session (required for all teams and coaches

9:00 – 10:05 a.m.                    Round 1

10:20 – 11:25 a.m.                  Round 2

11:40 a.m. – 12:45 p.m           Round 3

12:45 – 1:30 p.m.                    Lunch

1:45 – 2:50 p.m.                      Round 4

3:10 – 3:20 p.m.                      Semifinalist Announced

3:35 – 4:40 p.m.                      Semifinals

4:55 – 6:00 p.m.                      Final  

6:00 – 6:30 p.m.                      Trophy Presentations & Conclusion