1999 Cooper Award

Joe Hermiller
E. L. Bowsher High School
Toledo, OH

Although many of the people in the country have not heard of him – no appearances in national tournaments and a couple of appearances in Ohio state playoffs – he has run Toledo area quiz bowl for over 20 years. He is not able to walk well and move so he does not travel with his team even to local tournaments. He has always put the enjoyment of the game for the students. He cares more about how the kids enjoy the game. He is a person dedicated to quiz bowl and he has given as much as he can for the game.