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Tennessee High School Ethics Bowl

Congratulations 2014 Tennessee High School
Ethics Bowl Winners

  • Farragut High School, First Place
  • Austin-East High School, Second Place
  • Oak Ridge High School, Third Place

How do you know the right thing to do in a sticky situation? Most people will face an ethical dilemma at some point in their lives, but few people will seriously reflect on how they resolve such dilemmas and make the ethical decisions they make. In an effort to get young people thinking early and often about such dilemmas and decisions, the Philosophy Department at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville is reaching out to local area high schools to participate in the annual Tennessee High School Ethics Bowl.

An Ethics Bowl is a collaborative yet competitive event in which student teams analyze a series of wide-ranging and important ethical issues and then present their ideas to judges and others in a congenial atmosphere. It provides great practice for debate and Scholars Bowl teams, as well as students eager to hone their reading comprehension, communication and critical reasoning skills—practical skills that are proven to boost ACT and SAT scores as well. Participation in an ethics bowl is also looked upon favorably by college admissions officers.

Register your team today to participate in the fifth annual Tennessee High School Ethics Bowl on February 8, 2014 at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

No prior experience is expected or necessary. Participation is limited to 15 teams, so sign up your school today!

Contact Information

Philosophy Department
801 McClung Tower
Knoxville, TN 37996-0480

Phone: (865) 974-3255
Fax: (865) 974-3509