Freshman to appear on “Jeopardy!” college tournament

Author: Julie Hail Flory


Christine Kennedy, a University of Notre Dame freshman fromLancaster,Ohio, will appear on the television quiz showJeopardy!as part of the programs 2007 College Championship, which begins this week and airs through May 11 (Friday).

Selected from a pool of thousands of undergraduates who auditioned nationwide, Kennedy is one of 15 college students to compete in the two-week tournament for a $100,000 grand prize.

The ‘Jeopardy!experience was wonderful,said Kennedy, a long-time viewer who credits the show with her interest in trivia and participation in her high school quiz team.I greatly enjoyed the opportunity to meet the other contestants and made great friends. It was great to be able to represent Notre Dame, as well as my quiz team, high school and hometown. The whole thing was a once in a lifetime opportunity and I am so glad I was able to experience it.

A winner of 27 Daytime Emmy awards since its debut in 1984,Jeopardy!recently was inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records for the most awards won by a television game show. Hosted by Alex Trebek, the college competition was taped last month at theUniversityofSouthern California.

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