Cooper Dauer was home educated through the ATI program and began memorizing Scripture at a very young age. At 2 ½ years old he recited 26 verses. Since then he won the regional Senior Division of the Bible Bee, which involved testing in over 300 verses. Cooper has achieved several national titles in speech and debate, received awards for service and achievement, and held various leadership positions. He served 2010 to 2014 as a lab leader, coach, and director’s assistant at the National Institute for Homeschool Debate. Most recently he is working as a technical marketing intern for FireEye, Inc., an internet security corporation.