UT to Host Tennessee High School Ethics Bowl

Fifteen teams from thirteen East Tennessee high schools will compete at the sixth annual Tennessee High School Ethics Bowl. The daylong competition is sponsored by UT’s Department of Philosophy and the Humanities Center.

The event takes place Saturday, January 31, in the Carolyn P. Brown Memorial University Center. Opening remarks begin at 10:00 a.m., and the closing ceremony is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.

The Tennessee High School Ethics Bowl gathers high school students from East Tennessee to analyze a series of controversial ethical issues, ranging from bullying to intelligence gathering. Afterward, the teams present their ideas to judges, including UT faculty and Knoxville community leaders.

For the third consecutive year, the winner of the Tennessee High School Ethics Bowl will advance to the National High School Ethics Bowl, which will be April 10-11 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

For more information about the Tennessee High School Ethics Bowl, visit the website.

CONTACT: 

Ryan Windeknecht (865-974-3255, rwindekn@utk.edu)