2006 Cooper Award Recipients

Academic Ambassador Award


Bob Weiser

Solon High School
Solon, OH
Bob Weiser receiving his Cooper Award
Bob Weiser (right) receiving his Cooper Award from coordinator Tricia Southard (left).
The 2006 Benjamin Cooper Academic Ambassador Award was presented to Bob Weiser of Solon High School in recognition of his efforts to promote high school quiz bowl competition (particularly the tossup/bonus/NAQT format and pyramidal-style questions) in Ohio, both on his own and through his high school tournament at Solon.


Dr. John Barnes

Maggie Walker Governor’s School for Government and International Studies
Richmond, VA
Dr. Barnes receiving his Cooper Award
Dr. John Barnes (right) receiving his Cooper Award from coordinator Tricia Southard (left).
The 2006 Benjamin Cooper Academic Ambassador Award was presented to Dr. John Barnes of the Maggie Walker Governor’s School for Government and International Studies in recognition of his leadership and mentoring efforts to help produce the student-run Governor’s School Academic Competition (GSAC) tournament and his outreach efforts to promote quiz bowl competition in central Virginia.

Young Ambassador Award


Eric Grunden

Raleigh Charter High School
Raleigh, NC
Eric Grunden receiving his Cooper Award
Eric Grunden (right) receiving his Cooper Award from coordinator Tricia Southard (left).
The 2006 Benjamin Cooper Young Ambassador Award was presented to Eric Grunden of Raleigh Charter High School in recognition of his dedication and effort in building the North Carolina Academic Team Association following the potential elimination of the North Carolina Public Library Quiz Bowl.