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Congrats to our 2022 Morgan Costa-Rhodes Memorial Scholarship winner, Kyle Meyer!

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Kyle Meyer, a senior at Washington High School in Missouri, has been selected as the 2022 winner of PACE’s Morgan Costa-Rhodes Memorial Scholarship.

PACE is excited to announce Kyle Meyer as the recipient of the 2022 Morgan Costa-Rhodes Memorial Scholarship. Kyle is a senior at Washington High School in Washington, MO, where he has been playing quizbowl since 7th grade.

Outside of quizbowl, Kyle volunteers with the Four Rivers Career Center’s CAPS Teaching Careers program, which has inspired him to seek a career in education. He will be attending East Central College in the fall to pursue his Associate’s Degree in Teaching, with plans to transfer to the University of Central Missouri to finish a Bachelor’s in Secondary Education.

Kyle says, “I’d like to thank my coach David Dennis, and my friends from Quiz Bowl. I don’t know where I’d be without you all. Quiz Bowl has always been my respite from the school week, and it’s helped turn my love of learning into a passion for teaching. Staffing for WHIT, WIMSEY, and recently WINQ at Washington, as well as participating in the game for six years has allowed me to meet a multitude of great people. I hope that the Quiz Bowl community continues to grow, fostering knowledge and learning, whilst building lasting friendships.”

Congrats to Kyle on his well-deserved scholarship win, and we wish him the best in college!

About the Morgan Costa-Rhodes Memorial Scholarship

The Morgan Costa-Rhodes Memorial Scholarship, awarded annually, is a one-time scholarship of $2,000 for graduating high school seniors.

During her short time at Parkersburg High School, Morgan Costa-Rhodes achieved success in every area in which she was involved. In 2011, Morgan was elected President of the high school’s Philosophy Club, was an active member of both the Debate team and Thespian Troupe #264, and, most notably, was a member of PHS’s A-team for quizbowl as Parkersburg High School became West Virginia’s state quizbowl champions in 2011. She was also an artist; Morgan’s art was selected as the winner of the Young Authors Festival’s cover art contest for their annual publication. Serving as an artist for PHS’s journalism staff, she also drew the design used for her thespian troupes t-shirts, made especially for their performance of Alice in Wonderland.

Morgan made the most of her time in life. This scholarship serves to commemorate her spirit as a philanthropist, an intellectual force, and a person who was just all-around happy to be here. To learn more about the scholarship, visit the information page.

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The winning team at the 2019 PACE NSC All-Star Game.

As we approach the first in-person NSC in three years, PACE is excited to be highlighting some of the players, coaches, and staff involved with the 2022 NSC—stay tuned for profiles on teams to watch, as well as the winners of our 2022 Cooper Awards and Morgan Costa-Rhodes Scholarship!