Ben Herman

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Ben Herman
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Noted subjects European and American History, Impressionism, Baseball
Current college Penn State (2015–2020)
Past colleges Delaware (2011–2015)
High school West Chester Henderson (2007–2011)
Stats HDWhite • NAQT
Not to be confused with Detroit Catholic Central coach Benjamin Herman.

Ben Herman is a quizbowl advocate currently based in West Chester, Pennsylvania. He played for Henderson High School and the University of Delaware. He served in an advisory role for the Penn State team during grad school, but did not play. His rather meager playing accomplishments include getting a correct tossup on John Quincy Adams without hearing a single word of the question through a freak sarcastic buzz (at a practice), and making no negs to 31 gets at 2014 ACF Regionals.

Ben is best known, however, for his outreach work in Pennsylvania. He is a co-founder of the Greater Pennsylvania Quizbowl Resource blog with Chris Chiego, and is its most frequent contributor. He also moderates a thick schedule of around dozen Pennsylvania high school and middle school quizbowl tournaments annually, directing or backseat directing many of them. He has also worked toward organizing Pennsylvania coaches and bridging once separate areas of the state into a more cohesive advocacy group. He was awarded the 2021 Cooper Award for his outreach work.

Benjamin Cooper Academic Ambassador Award
Preceded by
Year
Succeeded by
Chris Johnson
2021
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