On April 10, Penn Hill Group’s Principals Danica Petroshius and Alex Nock and Vice President Rich Stombres participated in an ESEA Jeopardy game hosted by the Education Task Force of Women in Government Relations (WGR). This ESEA Jeopardy was in honor of the 50th anniversary of the bill’s passage and upcoming ESEA markup in the Senate (happening now). Contestants’ knowledge of both the bill and the six reauthorizations of ESEA since its passage were tested.
As a former democratic deputy staff director of the Senate HELP Committee, Danica served as the democratic representative for the Senate team. Alex, a former democratic deputy staff director for the House Ed and Workforce Committee, and Rich, a former deputy director of education for the House Ed and Workforce Committee, served as the democratic and republican representatives for the House team, respectively. While the House team won, all contestants were “schooled” in ESEA trivia, using audience lifelines to help out.