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Thursday, July 10, 2014

St. Thomas Grad To Play in Jeopardy! Teen Tournament

St. Thomas Elementary graduate Eileen Bunch with Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek/Sony Pictures
The Enquirer is reporting that a recent St. Thomas Elementary graduate Eileen Bunch will compete in the $75,000 Jeopardy! Teen Tournament later this month.
Bunch, 14, has spent the last five years competing on the St. Thomas Academic Team. She will be the second youngest participant in the tournament this year.

"In fourth grade, I learned that there was a sport for me... a sport that exercised my brain," Bunch told the Community Press earlier this year, beginning the audition process for the show's two-week tournament for middle and high school students.

According to the Enquirer's report, contestants selected to compete in the tournament must pass a 50-question test online. Of those who pass, select students attend regional, in-person auditions, which include another written test, along with an interview and a practice game against other prospective contestants.

The Jeopardy! Teen Tournament will begin on July 21. The two-week challenge will be aired locally on Fox 19, weeknights at 7:30 p.m.

1 comment:

  1. Way to go Eileen! We will all be rooting for you....