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Ethics Bowl Invitational

May 13, 2017  |  Humanities Lecture Hall, Room 206


What It Is:
Every Spring the Center for Public Philosophy holds an Outreach Invitational for high schools that have never participated in the Regional Ethics Bowl. This is a fun, low-stakes way to get their feet wet.

This year we have a grant to host ten schools designated LCFF+ by the state of California–schools at which more than 75% of enrolled students are eligible for free/reduced price lunch, foster youth, and/or English-language learners.

The grant allows us to provide a top undergraduate philosophy student to coach the school’s team(s) in the two months leading up to the event and to provide each school with $1,000 for costs. We are grateful to the Division of Student Success for this grant.


Participating Teams:
Alisal High School
Salinas, CA

Burton High School
San Francisco, CA

Costanoa High School
Santa Cruz, CA

Diamond Technology Institute
Watsonville, CA

Downtown College Prep Alum Rock
San Jose, CA

Escuela Popular
San Jose, CA

Latino College Preparatory Academy
San Jose, CA

Luis Valdez Leadership Academy
San Jose, CA

Pajaro Valley High School
Watsonville, CA

Watsonville High School
Watsonville, CA


Information for May 13:
This year there will be two rounds, followed by a lunch, one more round and then a debrief over dessert. In each round, teams will be discussing two of the eight cases downloadable here.


For Teams & Coaches:
Teams should arrive on campus no later than 8:30am and proceed to the Humanities Lecture Hall.

Information on parking and directions can be downloaded here.

The day’s events will conclude at 2:30pm. You can read the rules of High School Ethics Bowl here.


For Judges
To our judges: first, thank you. We couldn’t hold this event without you. We appreciate your time and support.

Judges should meet in Humanities 1, 210 at 8:30am for the judges’ meeting. Coffee and pastries provided. Information on parking and directions can be downloaded here.

In preparation, all judges should familiarize themselves with the cases teams will be discussing. And if this is your first time judging, please watch the judges’ training video here.


Best of luck to all participating teams!
If you’re school or a individual interested in participating next year, or if you have any questions, please contact the Bowl Director Kyle Robertson.


May 13, 2017
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Humanities Lecture Hall, Room 206
UCSC Humanities Lecture Hall, 1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064 United States
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