On Wednesday February 10th 2021, two Nevada Ethics Bowl teams competed in the Iowa State Ethics Bowl Competition. Nevada’s first-place team defeated the defending champions of Ames High School and will compete in a virtual regional competition vs DeLasalle High School (Minnesota) later this month.
From the National High School Ethics Bowl website, “The National High School Ethics Bowl and the regional ethics bowls it supports are competitive yet collaborative events in which students discuss real-life ethical issues. In each round of competition, teams take turns analyzing cases about complex ethical dilemmas and responding to questions and comments from the other team and from a panel of judges. An ethics bowl differs from a debate competition in that students are not assigned opposing views; rather, they defend whichever position they think is correct, provide each other with constructive criticism, and win by demonstrating that they have thought rigorously and systematically about the cases and engaged respectfully and supportively with all participants. Data from NHSEB surveys shows that this event teaches and promotes ethical awareness, critical thinking, civil discourse, civic engagement, and an appreciation for multiple points of view.”