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Two local teens picked for national game show

  • Blog Post by: Neal Justin
  • November 12, 2012 - 1:45 PM

 

 

Alex Trebek

 

A: Two.

Q: How many Twin Cities residents will compete in "Jeopardy!" Teen Tournament?

Lila Anderson, 17, of Plymouth's Providence Academy, and Joe Vertnik, 17, of Mount Westonka High School, will be among the 15 contestants vieing for a $75,000 grand prize. They travel to Los Angeles next week.

Nearly 10,000 students took an online test to snatch a spot. "To have two teenagers from the same area represented in the 'Teen Tournament' is quite remarkable," said host Alex Trebek. "The 'Teen Tournamnet' is my favorite event of the year because the contestants bring a burst of energy to the set and their unique mix of candor and intelligence makes me excited to see what this year's group has in store for us."

The episodes featuinrg the teens start airing Jan. 30, 2013.

 

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