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2023 MOQBA Values Award

Presented March 4, 2023

The mission of the Missouri Quizbowl Alliance is to provide opportunities for high-quality academic competition throughout the state of Missouri. As part of that mission, the Missouri Quizbowl Alliance established the MOQBA Values Award to recognize individuals who not only exemplify the core values of sportsmanship, fairness, and integrity, but are above and beyond shining examples to all.

If you were to use an example of a particular student to explain why quizbowl is worth supporting, Aidan Heaney of Hermann High School would be an excellent choice. He shows the utmost respect for everyone he interacts with at a tournament, shows an infectious enthusiasm for learning, and takes responsibility for the conduct and demeanor of his teammates while never seeking glory for himself. Besides constantly seeking to learn more and improve as a player, Aidan has also been a willing staffer of JV and novice tournaments. As such, Aidan is more than deserving of this award.

The Missouri Quizbowl Alliance commends Aidan for his expression of MOQBA's core values and will recognize him by publicizing the award upon the MOQBA website and by presenting him with a plaque and certificate as part of the 2023 NAQT Missouri State Qualifier ceremonies held on March 4, 2023.

So supported and signed by the membership of the Missouri Quizbowl Alliance as of March 4, 2023.

Jeffrey Hill, President
Jacob O'Rourke, Secretary
on behalf of the Missouri Quizbowl Alliance: Scott Allen, Jacob Billingsley, Peter Bonello, Audrey Brandon, Julie Burchett, Jeff Carter, Matt Chadbourne, Brandon Daake, Jon Deering, David Dennis, Alex Dzurick, Ganon Evans, Ted Hall, Kyle Hill, Stephanie Hull, Malia Jolly, Jason Loy, Ginger Luetkemeyer, Josh Malecki, Lisa McClary, Michael McDonald, Michael Menkhus, Paul Nelson, Pat O’Keefe, Angie Odom, Sean Phillips, Jason Pounds, Max Ryle, Dale Schenewerk, Alex Smith, Kevin Stockman, Shelley Swoyer, Michelle Wahlquist, Scott Walker, Christina Whelehon and Tara Winn.