Dr. Scott Giltner, a professor of history at Culver-Stockton, was part of a team that won a national virtual trivia tournament in August which attracted more than 800 educators and school employees playing on more than 300 teams from 39 states.
CANTON, Mo. — Dr. Scott Giltner, a professor of history at Culver-Stockton College, was part of a team that won a national virtual trivia tournament in August which attracted more than 800 educators and school employees playing on more than 300 teams from 39 states.
Horace Mann Educators Corporation, a financial services company focused on providing educators insurance and retirement solutions based out of Springfield, Ill., awarded nearly $15,000 in prizes during its “Back in the Game” event.
The winning team, “Abe Vigoda and the Second Guessers,” consisted of Giltner, Mike Stephens from Quincy (Ill.) High School, Brodie Mann from Chaddock School in Quincy and Mike Martin from Hazelwood Central High School in Florissant, Mo. Each received a $500 Amazon gift card and $500 to donate to the educational project/school of their choice.
“It was terrific to start off the school year on such a fun and positive note given everything that is going on,” Giltner said. “This has been a tough time for teachers, and the tournament provided a welcome break. We usually play in a bar trivia league in Quincy, but that’s been derailed for a long time by COVID-19, so it was good to be back. It was great to participate in the competition with so many dedicated teachers. I’m very grateful to Horace Mann for sponsoring the event, and I look forward to next year.”
Giltner said he planned to donate his prize money to the Student Scholarship Fund at C-SC.
“Back in the Game” started on August 3 with five preliminary rounds. The top teams from each round advanced to the next round, wrapping up with the finals on August 25. “The Second Guessers” were tied with eight teams after the final round, and they were tied with four teams after the tiebreaker round. They were declared the winners because they answered their tiebreaker questions in the least amount of time, edging out a team from Fort Worth, Texas.
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