Tuesday, July 14, 2015

A hat tip

Just wanted to give a tip o' the hat to David Madden today. Dave was a 19-day champion on the tv show Jeopardy in 2005, where he won a total of $442,400.

What did he decide do with his winnings?

Dave had a dream to start academic quiz competitions with a history and geography focus, so he did -- he founded the National History Bee and Bowl in 2010 and the US Geography Olympiad in 2012. At this very moment, he is leading the inaugural International History Olympiad (also his invention).

Dave is a class act who makes things happen. Nicely done, Dave!

1 comment:

Linda Baie said...

I haven't watched Jeopardy in a long time, but used to. This is one of those stories that don't make the news, right? What a good person he is. Thanks for telling about this, Tabatha.