2002 Cooper Award

Douglas Tyson receiving his Cooper Award from PACE member Allison Manzuk.

Douglas Tyson
Benjamin Banneker High School
Washington, DC

The 2002 Benjamin Cooper Quiz Bowl Ambassador Award was given to Douglas Tyson for his involvement with encouraging students in the Washington metro area. An acclaimed educator involved in science education, Mr. Tyson has increased the popularity of academic competition in the Washington DC area.

It’s Academic producer Susan Altman (left) receiving her Cooper Award from coordinator Tricia Southard.

It’s Academic television show
Susan Altman, producer
Washington, DC

The 2002 Benjamin Cooper Academic Ambassador Award was presented to the family of producer Susan Altman for their contribution in producing “It’s Academic” television programs nationally. Their effort over the last four decades has been seminal to the popularity of high school quiz programs throughout the country.