Each year, the Hoffberger Center invites Baltimore area high schools for a day of fun, food, and competition in our Ethics Bowl. The students must work together in their teams to identify the ethical issue, disregard irrelevant aspects, choose a position, and defend that position. Each team spends hours in preparation and practice leading up to the competition. In our last Ethics Bowl, the students examined issues related to "sexting" (picture messages), Facebook invasion of privacy, and the use of performance-enhancing drugs. The students did well in parsing out the issues and developing ethical standards in these cases.
Learn more about previous High School Ethics Bowls.