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Forget the Super Bowl, check out the Michigan High School Ethics Bowl

Feb 4, 2016

Ypsilanti Community High School Ethics Bowl team with coaches Nina Windgaetter and Gail Wolkoff in 2014.
Credit Courtesy of Jeanine DeLay

The Michigan High School Ethics Bowl competition is hosted each year by A2Ethics in partnership with the University of Michigan Philosophy Outreach Program.

“It is a judged tournament and includes a philosophical discussion and conversation,” said Jeanine DeLay, president of A2Ethics.

Michigan is one of 17 states and one Canadian province with Ethics Bowls and the program is in its third year.

The eight schools participating in the Ethics Bowl this year include Greenhills, Pioneer High,  and Ann Arbor Huron High in Ann Arbor;  Berkley, Saginaw Arts and Sciences Academy, Washtenaw Technical Middle College, Wayne Memorial and Ypsilanti Community. 

“High school is a really great age to begin engaging students with ethical theories and encouraging them to take a step back from the world around them and think ethically about them," said Zoe Johnson King, of the U of M Department of Philosophy Outreach program. 

The event will take place at U of M Palmer Commons Conference Center on Sunday, Feb. 7 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 

To find more information about the Michigan High School Ethics Bowl, you can visit their website here.