October 21, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

Bethesda Resident Tries to Unseat Reigning ‘Jeopardy!’ Champ

Spoiler alert: if you have not watched Wednesday night’s episode of Jeopardy! and plan to, do not read on. Bethesda resident Jack Hodges had a great opportunity Wednesday night. He and another contestant were up against reigning Jeopardy! champ Jonathan Fisher who had won seven straight games. Fisher got out to an early lead and […]

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June 3, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Gaithersburg Woman – And Her Cat – Score on Jeopardy!

Answer: A biomedical engineer from Gaithersburg who was a contestant on TV’s Jeopardy. Question: Who is Lydia Glaw? Glaw was one of three contestants on Wednesday evening’s episode of the popular quiz show. While Glaw aced Final Jeopardy, she ended her one-day stint in second place with a score of $4,041 which means she walked […]

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February 10, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

Silver Spring Resident Goes Down to the Wire on Jeopardy!

Morgan Halvorsen from Silver Spring went toe to toe on Jeopardy! with the defending champion before ultimately losing on Tuesday night’s episode of the long-running game show. Halvorsen, a news and opinion editor for Morning Consult, describes herself on her Twitter profile as “a Mensan, playwright, major Star Wars geek and former English professor.” She was […]

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May 18, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Sandy Spring Teacher is a Contestant on JEOPARDY!

A Sandy Spring teacher is a contestant in the 2020 JEOPARDY! Teachers Tournament, according to a news release from the long-running TV game show.  Anne Pulju is a 10-12th grade English teacher at Sandy Spring Friends School. The tournament was filmed in early February, and will air beginning May 25 to June 5. 15 K-12 instructors […]

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March 5, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Jeopardy Champion Karen Farrell Revisits Stone Ridge School

Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart has welcomed back “Jeopardy!” champion Karen Farrell. Farrell was a student at Stone Ridge in the graduating class of 2005. She returned to the school to speak with the Middle and Upper School girls about her background and experience on the show. She appeared on the show in […]

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June 17, 2019 | Ben Palmer

Blair Student to Compete in Jeopardy! Teen Tournament

A 16-year-old Chevy Chase resident will get the chance to compete on one of the game show world’s biggest platforms this Wednesday. Sophia Weng, a junior at Montgomery Blair High School in Silver Spring, was selected to participate in the Jeopardy! Teen Tournament, where she has the opportunity to win $100,000. The tournament has already been taped, […]

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November 2, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Blair High School Graduate Goes Viral on Jeopardy

Not only did Erik Agard have a three day winning streak on jeopardy, he also went viral on YouTube, causing Alex Trebeck to quote a famous internet meme: “What is you doing baby?” Agard, a Montgomery Blair High School alumnus who graduated in 2011, appeared in four episodes of jeopardy in October. Ultimately, he won more […]

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February 21, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Bethesda Resident Sam Deutsch Wins Jeopardy’s College Championship

Bethesda resident Sam Deutsch, a student at the University of Southern California, was the $100,000 grand prize winner of Jeopardy’s 2016 College Championship this month. His winning answer was “Biden” and that resulted in a shout out on Twitter, and a letter from the vice president of the United States. .@Jeopardy Kind of a heavy […]

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February 5, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Feb. 5, in Montgomery County

Here are your five things to know today, Feb. 5, in Montgomery County: 1. The Montgomery County Board of Education has selected Dr. Jack Smith as the next superintendent of Montgomery County Public Schools. 2. Brookeville resident Craig Zucker is Maryland’s newest State Senator. Zucker, a state delegate, was sworn in on Thursday, and he replaces District […]

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