Iowa High School Ethics Bowl 2022

Mission Statement

The National High School Ethics Bowl promotes respectful, supportive, and in-depth discussion of ethics among high school students nationwide. By engaging high school students in intensive ethical inquiry, the NHSEB fosters constructive dialogue and furthers the next generation’s ability to make sound ethical decisions. Our collaborative model rewards students for the depth of their thought, their ability to think carefully and analytically about complex issues, and the respect they show to the diverse perspectives of their peers. As a result, it enables students to practice and build the virtues central to democratic citizenship, thus preparing them to navigate challenging moral issues in a rigorous, systematic, and openminded way

The central goal in NHSEB competition is to demonstrate breadth and depth of thinking about difficult and important ethical situations. In fact, teams are rewarded for the degree to which they eschew adversarial positioning and instead adopt a more collegial, collaborative stance.

The 2021-2022 Season at a Glance

This year’s season will begin on September 10, 2021, with the online release of the 2021-2022 Rules Manual, a set of recommended COVID-19 Protocols, and a new Regional Case Set, as well as registration and information forms for schools and Regional Competitions. Regionals may occur any time between September and February 14, 2022. After the end of the Regionals season, the Parr Center will organize and administer (with the help of volunteer Regional Organizers) Regional Playoffs for small Regionals, in order to set the (24-team) competition roster for The National Championship. A new case set for The National Championship will be released in late February, after the final playoff match has concluded. To culminate the season, the 2021 National High School Ethics Bowl will take place April 8-10, 2022.