New video: Watch some favorite moments from the NHSEB 2018 Nationals!

May 14, 2018

Peek in on the 2018 NHSEB Nationals in the wonderful video above! Many thanks to videographer Robert Kinlaw. And while you’re at it, watch the final round in full: Kent Place School (NJ) vs. Stanford Online High School (CA) discuss the Electoral College and felon disenfranchisement right HERE.

NCSSM wins the 6th annual North Carolina High School Ethics Bowl!

January 22, 2018

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!

NC and National High School Ethics Bowl registrations open and cases released!

September 6, 2017

The 2017-2018 NHSEB Regional Case Set is here! Check them out! The accompanying study questions are meant to prompt thinking about important issues and do not necessarily match the questions you will see in your regional competition. We’re looking forward to hearing your thoughts as the season goes on!

And high schools can now register with the NHSEB for 2017-2018. Please register here. Don’t forget to reach out to your regional organizer to find out specific details about your regional bowl! Click here for a list of regionals and their organizers to find one nearest you.

To register for the North Carolina High School Ethics Bowl, please click here. We’re excited to see you on January 20th!

If you have any questions please email

Official date set for the 2018 North Carolina High School Ethics Bowl!

July 6, 2017

The sixth annual North Carolina High School Ethics Bowl will be held at UNC – Chapel Hill on January 20th, 2018. High school students from across North Carolina will travel to the UNC campus to compete, thinking and talking together about difficult and timely ethical dilemmas. Please visit here for more information. See you there!