On Saturday, January 20th, despite the last remnants of snow and ice, the Parr Center for Ethics hosted the 6th annual North Carolina High School Ethics Bowl at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The event centered on developing thoughtful and respectful discussions on topics such as breed specific legislation, hate speech, BIID, driverless cars, anti-smoking hiring policies, and more. 16 high schools from across the Triangle Area, Winston-Salem, High Point, Burgaw, and beyond, as well as Mouth of Wilson, VA, created a field of 22 teams–the largest and most diverse North Carolina competition to date! 

We are excited to announce the winner of the North Carolina High School Ethics Bowl: North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics. North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics won the national competition in 2017 as well.

The top four teams:

  1. North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics Unicorns 1
  2. North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics Unicorns 2
  3. East Chapel Hill High School Apples
  4. Eastern Alamance High School Gold

The recipient of the Spirit of the Ethics Bowl as voted by the student participants was East Chapel Hill High School, with Hillside High School and the School for Creative Studies as close runners-up!

Congratulations to all the teams that competed in this year’s event! The judges and spectators have noted the outstanding presentations, the respectful and serious conversations, and the friendly and fun atmosphere.

The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics will now advance to the National High School Ethics Bowl on April 21-22, 2018 .

Thank you to all our many volunteers–judges and moderators–for supporting a unique learning experience in civil discourse for over 150 students. Without you, it would not be possible to make this event such a success!

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