2007 Cooper Award Recipients

Academic Ambassador Award


Julie Gittings

State College Area High School
State College, PA
The 2007 Benjamin Cooper Academic Ambassador Award was presented to Julie Gittings of State College Area High School in recognition of her years of mentoring players of high school quiz bowl and as an ambassador to the game over a history spanning more than three decades.

Young Ambassador Award


Evan Silberman

Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology
Alexandria, VA
The 2007 Benjamin Cooper Young Ambassador Award was presented to Evan Silberman of Thomas Jefferson High School in recognition of his leadership in keeping the Thomas Jefferson team active in the absence of a formal coach or advisor as well as his support of the high school quiz bowl community in the Washington, D.C. area and nationally.