Main Event
January 12, 2019

If you have any questions before January 12th, please contact bowl director Kyle Robertson (kxrobert@ucsc.edu).

Hosted every January by the Center for Public Philosophy at UC Santa Cruz, this event serves as a qualifying regional for the National High School Ethics Bowl. The winner of this competition usually goes on to the Nationals at UNC, Chapel Hill.

Founded in 2012 by Kyle Robertson, the most recent NorCal Bowl welcomed teams from sixteen high schools.

If you’re a school or individual interested in participating, please contact the Bowl Director, Kyle Robertson.

Last Year’s Bowl


Congratulations to Stanford Online High School, Winners of the 2018 NorCal HSEB Regional! We wish them the best of luck at the 2018 National HSEB in North Carolina!


Update: a huge congratulations to the Stanford Online High School team. In an amazing weekend of competition, they placed second in the nation at the National High School Ethics Bowl in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. We couldn’t be prouder of these young women. They were exceptional all weekend long! (pictured here with their Kant good-luck charm. It was his birthday!)


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

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    Cynthia Chase
    Santa Cruz City Council
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    David Terrazas
    Mayor of Santa Cruz
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    Mark Stone
    Local CA assemblyman
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    Pamela Comstock
    Former City Council Member
Community Members
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    Sarah Edmundson
    Dominican Hospital
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    Sandy Davie
    Santa Cruz Toddler Care Center Administrative Director
A variety of faculty and staff from UCSC and surrounding universities
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    Sandra Dreisbach
    UCSC Lecturer
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    Michael Tassio

If you are a community member or a UCSC graduate or undergraduate student interested in ethics, please volunteer! We are always looking for new excellent high school team coaches and competition day moderators and judges.