The Parr Center for Ethics is home and host to the North Carolina High School Ethics Bowl. As a qualifying regional event of the National High School Ethics Bowl, the NCHSEB makes use of the same format, rules, and regulations as the NHSEB. The NCHSEB’s winner will advance to NHSEB Nationals in April. For more information on the NCHSEB, or to get some help starting a team at your school, please contact NCHSEB/NHSEB Director, Alex Richardson, at ethicsbowl@unc.edu.

 

 

 

The 2020 North Carolina High School Ethics Bowl is scheduled for Saturday, January 25, 2020, on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 

 

Event Itinerary for January 25, 2020

8:00-8:30AM: Continental Breakfast and Team Registration

8:00-8:45AM: Judge Training

8:30-8:45AM: Welcome Plenary Session for Teams

9:00-10:05AM: Round 1  

10:20-11:25AM: Round 2

11:40-12:45PM: Round 3

12:45-1:30PM: Lunch

1:45-2:50PM: Round 4 

3:10-3:20PM: Semifinalists Announcement

3:35-4:40PM: Semifinals

4:55-6:00PM: Finals

6:00-6:30PM: Trophy Presentation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NCHSEB Event Materials

 

General Information: Itinerary Card | Assignment Matrix | Event Map | Photo/Video Consent Form

For Teams: Scoring Criteria | 2020 Spirit Ballot

For Volunteers: Scoring Criteria | Score Sheet | Moderator Script

 

 

 

 

Getting Around at the NCHSEB

 

Common and Competition Spaces: The NCHSEB will take place on the central campus of UNC in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. The day will begin at the home of the UNC Philosophy Department and the Parr Center for Ethics in Caldwell Hall, where we’ll host students and volunteers for registration, morning training sessions, and meals (breakfast and lunch will be provided to all participants and volunteers). If at any point you need assistance or information, the NCHSEB’s staff HQ will be on first floor of Caldwell, room 106A. From there, competition will proceed in the classroom buildings immediately surrounding Caldwell Hall: Carolina Hall, Murphey Hall, and Hamilton Hall. For more information about match and room assignments, please see our assignment matrix.

 

Parking at UNC: We have reserved a small parking lot immediately adjacent to Caldwell Hall for NCHSEB participants, coaches, and volunteers. Enter from Cameron Avenue and follow signage for NCHSEB guest parking, or see the map below. Space in this lot is limited, so we do encourage carpooling and early arrival. For other visitors, spectators, etc., parking is plentiful along Franklin Street, just a short walk from Caldwell Hall. Visit this page for more information on available parking options.

 

Full Map (Google) | Printable Campus Map

2014 Regional Ethics Bowl-4 websiteThe North Carolina High School Ethics Bowl consists of students competing from public, private, and charter schools as well as home-schools—from all across the state.

 

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 cannot be a student.

 

 

In an ethics bowl match, teams are evaluated by a panel of three neutral judges. The judges will evaluate each team’s breadth and depth of thought as applied to a specific ethical scenario or question using a score sheet and a pre-set criteria. There are five main scoring areas for a total of 60 points:

  • Presentation (15 points)
  • Commentary (10 points)
  • Response (10 points)
  • Response to Judges’ Questions (20 points)
  • Respectful Dialogue (5 points)

2014 Regional Ethics Bowl-2 website

2019-2020 Rules, Procedures, and Guidelines  New!

 

The NCHSEB uses all the same rules and format as the National High School Ethics Bowl. Please see the NHSEB website for additional resources to help your team prepare!

 

 

 

 

 

2019-2020 Regional Case Set  New!

 

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

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 on April 17-19, 2020, to be released in late February 2020.

Calvary Day School
Carolina Friends School
Carrboro High School
Cary Academy
Chapel Hill High School
Currituck County High School
Durham School of the Arts
East Chapel Hill High School
Eastern Alamance High School
Enloe Magnet High School
Green Hope High School
High Point Central High School
Hillside High School
Millbrook High School
North Carolina School for Science and Mathematics
Oak Hill Academy
Raleigh Charter High School
The Early College of Forsyth County
The School for Creative Studies
Trinity Academy of Raleigh
Walter M. Williams High School

Trinity Academy of Raleigh
The Early College of Forsyth County
Calvary Day School
East Chapel Hill High School
Eastern Alamance High School
Carolina Friends School
Marvin Ridge High School
Alamance Early College
NC School of Science and Math
Durham School of the Arts
Chapel Hill High
High Point Central
Enloe Magnet High School
Green Hope High School
Carrboro High School
The School for Creative Studies
Camelot Academy
Walter M. Williams High School
Oak Hill Academy
Hillside High School
Cary Academy

Millbrook High School
Carolina Friends School
East Chapel Hill High School
Eastern Alamance High School
North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics
Durham School of the Arts
Calvary Day School
Chapel Hill High School
Woods Charter School
The School for Creative Studies
Hillside High School
Pender Early College High School
Carrboro High School
Walter M. Williams High School
High Point Central High School
Oak Hill Academy

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

The North Carolina High School Ethics Bowl would not be possible without our partners and sponsors:

 

                

 

If you are interested in giving to the NCHSEB or inquiring about other opportunities for support, please contact the Parr Center for Ethics or call (919) 843-5641.