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Public Service Award
|2013 Outstanding Senior
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AGLOA Tournament Manager Wins Public Service Award
Larry Liss was planning to attend the 50th anniversary of his graduation from the University of Chicago. But his friends and family engineered a surprise for him. He will also receive the university’s Public Service Award.
Here is the write-up on Larry in the university’s news release announcing all the winners at the 72nd Annual Alumni Awards Ceremony June 8.
R. Lawrence (Larry) Liss, AB’63, MAT’65, Public Service Award
2013 Outstanding Senior – Megan Mitchell (Forsyth County, GA)
From the nomination by Adrian Prather and Diana Wieberg:
Megan was a little bitty fifth grader when she began Academic Games. But little is sometimes mighty! On one of her first trips, she taught all her roommates to play poker! Amazingly, she was very good at it. Throughout her career in the Forsyth League of Academic Games (FLAG), she has always been an inspiration to her teammates, encouraging, organizing, and teaching them.
When she was in 9th grade, FLAG needed a player to skip Junior competition to complete the Senior team. Megan said, “Sure,” showing her tremendous courage to step outside the box and take a chance.
This year when the high school coach decided to expand his family, Megan attended all the practices for the Middle team, taught the math games, passed out study materials, coached, and judged all our tournaments. She helped collect all the data to determine our teams and assisted our other student coach with the high school practices and tournaments at the local yogurt shop.
Without Megan’s dedication and determination, our Middle/Junior/Senior teams would not be at Nationals. Megan definitely knows when to hold ‘em and knows when to fold. With Academic Games, she has never folded.
Down Memory Lane
Some coaches in the Michigan League of Academic Games have for decades had fun on the trip to Nationals by circulating a fictitious list of variations and special rules that will be played at the tournament.
Here are some of the “modifications” that fooled players before the 2010 Nationals.