2000 Cooper Award

(L-R) ACE founders Rick Barry and James Garrick receiving their Cooper award from PACE members Brian Saxton and Emil Thomas Chuck.

Academic Competition Enterprises

Rick Barry
Brookwood High School
Snellville, GA

James Garrick
Paul Dorman High School
Roebuck, SC

Hodges Lewis
Irmo High School
Irmo, SC

The 2000 Benjamin Cooper Quiz Bowl Ambassador Award was given to J. Rick Barry (advisor of the Brookwood High School Academic Team, Snellville GA), James Garrick, Jr. (advisor of the Paul Dorman High School Academic Team, Spartanburg SC), and Hodges Lewis (advisor of the Irmo High School Academic Team, Irmo SC [not shown]) for their contributions as Academic Competitions Enterprises to promote excellence in high school academic competition throughout the southeast and the nation. Individually, these three advisors have been responsible for the participation of thousands of high school students in quiz bowl competition in their respective home states through the running of academic competitions on their campuses. Together, they have collaborated to organize a summer quiz bowl retreat at Furman University, where many of the brightest high school students and their advisors learn about the “tricks of the game” in a collegial environment.