Main Event
January 16, 2021

The 2020-21 Northern California High School Ethics Bowl begins on Saturday, January 16th with the main rounds. The playoff rounds will be held on Sunday, January 17th. The event will be held virtually.

Hosted every January by the Center for Public Philosophy at UC Santa Cruz, the NorCal HSEB event serves as a qualifying regional for the National High School Ethics Bowl. The winner of the regional competition usually goes on to the Nationals at UNC, Chapel Hill. If you’re a school or individual interested in participating, please contact the NorCal HSEB Director, Janette Dinishak.


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2019-20 NorCal High School Ethics Bowl

Congratulations to Cypress Charter High School (Santa Cruz) for carrying the day and earning a spot at Nationals. Cypress is the first public high school to win the NorCal Ethics Bowl since its inception in 2012. Thank you to Tim Shannon whose generous support made this event possible.


We are grateful for the dedicated community volunteers that make the NorCal HSEB possible, such as:

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    Cynthia Chase
    Santa Cruz City Council
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    David Terrazas
    Mayor of Santa Cruz