Third Annual Washington State High School Ethics Bowl

The 2016 Washington State High School Ethics Bowl was a great success! Over 100 high school students and teachers and 40 judges, lawyers, UW faculty, and other educators participated, as well as many undergraduate and graduate student volunteers. The high school student participants inspired all who attended with their thoughtfulness, enthusiasm, and openness. One of the coaches involved wrote: "The students could not stop discussing the cases and were thrilled with how much they connected with students from other schools. I just want you to know how much the students enjoyed and were inspired by the event."

Awards went to the following schools:

First place – Seattle Academy
Second place – Lakeside High School
Third place – Chief Sealth High School
Award for Civil Dialogue – Rainier Beach High School

The students from these four schools participated in "Olympia Day" on February 23. The day included a private tours of the Washington State Supreme Court, the Governor’s Mansion and the Capital Building. The students attended at an oral argument session at Supreme Court. At the Capital Building they met with selected state legislators, followed by lunch reception with all of the Supreme Court justices and Governor’s Counsel Nick Brown.

We look forward to hosting the next Washington State High School Ethics Bowl in 2017! Information on the event will be posted on the UW Center for Philosophy for Children website in the fall.

Thank you to our generous 2016 Ethics Bowl sponsors:

Jewel Hospitality

UW College of Arts and Sciences, Division of Social Sciences

UW College of Education

UW Department of Philosophy

UW Program on Values in Society

UW School of Law

Washington Interscholastic Activities Association