UT hosts Tennessee High School Ethics Bowl

Most people will face an ethical dilemma at some point in their life. That's why the University of Tennessee Philosophy Department is hosting the Tennessee High School Ethics Bowl.

12 local area schools make up the 13 teams competing. It puts competitors in real life situations having to respond to other's decisions. Organizers say the ethic bowl is designed to get kids thinking critically about the world.

"The Ethics Bowl is a discussion, not a debate -- that's what sets us apart from a lot of other scholarly competitions. It's not about finding the right or wrong answer it's about appreciating the views on the other side," Don Dillard, an organizer for the event.

The event has many benefits for students' critical thinking including improving their ACT and SAT scores.