Letters of nomination are now being accepted for the 2009 Benjamin Cooper Memorial Quiz Bowl Ambassador Award and the Young Ambassador Award, to be presented at the 2009 National Scholastics Championship at George Mason University. Letters of nomination are being accepted through email only.
~ The Benjamin Cooper Academic Ambassador Award is to be presented to a high school academic competition team member, advisor, or organization whose character best promotes the spirit and honor of quiz bowl competition.
~ The Young Ambassador Award the award recognizes those in college or high school programs (or recent alumni of such programs) for valuable contributions to the high school academic competition community.
Please refer to the Citation for the first Benjamin Cooper Award for more information about the award itself.
The text of nominations and other letters of support should be submitted in confidence. Please limit your nomination to no more than 1000 words. Supplemental letters are optional but limited to two letters with no more than 700 words each. All materials received will be considered as one, and include any contact information in case the PACE Cooper Award Committee wishes to contact you for additional information. All information submitted to the PACE Cooper Award Committee will remain confidential (seen only by those with a hand in the selection process) and will become the property of PACE.
Required in your nomination letter is contact information for you (the nominator) and the nominee, including e-mail or regular mailing addresses and evening phone numbers. All letters should be e-mailed to me at firstname.lastname@example.org (The PACE website links to an email which no longer exists).
Even though the PACE website says that the Deadline for nominations is Feb 1st, I will accept nominations through March 15, 2009. A decision on the Cooper Awards will determined on or around April 1st with a public announcement to be made (tentatively) around April 15th.
I look forward to reading your nominations.
All the Best,
Congratulations to the state qualifiers!
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