Philosophy students asking big questions at HYPE conference

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More than a thousand New Hampshire high school students and their teachers will gather on March 15 at the University of New Hampshire for the 8th annual HYPE (Hosting Young Philosophy Enthusiasts) Day, founded and organized by the Souhegan High School Ethics Forum. The Forum creates opportunities for students throughout New Hampshire to broaden their worldview, develop ethical leadership skills, give back to their communities, and participate in meaningful philosophical conversations.

At this annual student-led event supported by New Hampshire Humanities, guest speakers David Wood and Andrea Bruce will join students and their teachers for a day of spirited Socratic discussion on the theme of "What Democracy Looks Like," from their vantage point as international journalists. That afternoon, Wood and Bruce will lead a workshop for teachers and students on conducting oral histories with veterans in their communities. Teachers who are interested in bringing students to HYPE Day should contact Chris Brooks at


To see HYPE in action, watch this short video!