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Little Rock Teen Jeopardy Champ 
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In case you hadn't seen the episode or the subsequent articles, notably one on Grantland, 17-year-old Leonard Cooper of Little Rock eStem High School won the Teen Jeopardy! Tournament with a daring Daily Double bid, equally daring Final Jeopardy! answer, and ancillary critiques about his attire.

Anyone expecting to see this kid or eStem at any national tournament?


Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:47 pm
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Frustratingly, eSTEM doesn't play pyramidal tournaments, and the only "national tournament" that they even have an outside shot of attending is NAC. To my knowledge, the only exposure Leonard has to pyramidal questions is through a tournament at Arkansas Governor's School (similar to MSA, but for rising seniors) run by Mark Elrod, Harding's coach. Apparently he was pretty impressive in that tournament, albeit on a very easy set.

For reference, eSTEM is a tiny charter school and would most likely play in Class 1 if it were located in Missouri.


Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:06 pm
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Is there a structural reason that charter schools are so much less prominent on the educational scene in Missouri than lots of other states?


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ashkenaziCD wrote:
Is there a structural reason that charter schools are so much less prominent on the educational scene in Missouri than lots of other states?


I can't speak for the rest of the state, but St. Louis has not only about 20-25 public high schools (Oakville, Ladue, Clayton, etc.), but just as many, if not more, private Catholic high schools (DeSmet, SLUH, Priory, and Villa Duchesne all come to mind). That's not to say that there aren't charter high schools (Metro Academic and Classical High School recently was ranked the top high school in Missouri by USNews), but they're certainly less prevalent (in both size/number) than the public/Catholic high schools.


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