Jeopardy Tourney Doesn't Disappoint the Stanford Crowd and Delights Me!
A Story by Michele Kreinheder | Updated 06/16/2014 9:23am
Stanford's Jeopardy 2014 Finalists
This year's Jeopardy Tournament provided that same level of fun and edge of your seat excitement we have seen in the past. Sixth grade was represented by Kate, seventh grade by Isaiah and by Kaylyn, as the third highest point scorer from the previous rounds. What I love about these contests is listening to the positive audience support they lend to each contestant; you can tell everyone appreciates the high level of competition.
The final Jeopardy round found all three contestants close in points with Isaiah slightly in the lead. Intelligently all three bet all their points on the final question, and since all were correct Isaiah was declared the victor. He nows goes on to represent Stanford at the Middle School Competition being held at Marshall Middle School on Saturday, June 21 at 10:00 am. If you love Jeopardy you will love this program.
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On a personal note, this was a special tournament for me this year. I arrived just in time to briefly meet the contestants backstage and thank them for participating with all three assuring me they were having fun. It wasn't until I was sitting in the audience and the host of the program Jim Birge, said the full names that I realized Miss Kate Mlouk and I had crossed paths previously. One of my first ventures into recording local schools' programs for YouTube was the Minnie Gant Spelling Bee four years ago. Kate won that competition and the article and video still gives me chills. It was wonderful to catch up with Kate and her family after the game. She is a sweet and humble as she was in third grade and I am happy to have had the pleasure to meet her again.