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Get to Know Sam
Get to Know Sam

Get to Know Sam

Sam Lerner came in 3rd in the Friday round of Jeopardy Teen Tournament quarter-finals, however he had a score high enough to advance to the Teen Tournament semi-finals taking place next week! Watch Sam this Wednesday at 7:30 on Jeopardy! Congratulations Sam Lerner!

On Friday, July 25th at 7:30, North Central student Sam Lerner will be a contestant on Jeopardy! on WTHR-TV. During his week of media touring promoting the show, we asked him to take a moment so that his Washington Township Schools family could get to know him better. Here is what we learned!

Favorite things to do with his free time: watch TV; work on the Sunday New York Times’ crossword puzzle

Favorite subject: Physics

Favorite Jeopardy! category: World Capitals

Favorite thing to do with his family: watch Jeopardy!

Favorite TV show: Family Guy

Favorite food: watermelon

Favorite season: “not winter”

Favorite board game: Trivial Pursuit

Favorite thing to do on a weekend: go to a Colts’ game

Favorite things to do with friends: play basketball, Fantasy Football, watch football on TV, play video games

Favorite after-school activity: Brain Game/Quiz Bowl team for North Central High School!!

Sam was a guest with Scott Swan on the WTHR Thursday Noonday Show. He described the experience of being on Jeopardy as “kind of surreal. I know that’s a little cliché. But I’ve been watching Jeopardy for years and I’ve always thought ‘I should be on the show,’ because I get a lot of the questions at home and then I’m finally there and I meet Alex Trebek and I get to see the making of the shows. It was really cool.”

See full coverage of that interview here:

WTHR Coverage

 Catch Sam tonight Friday, July 25, 2014 on Jeopardy! at 7:30 on WTHR

GOOD LUCK SAM!!!

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