Former Grand Blanc High School Student to Compete Again on ‘Jeopardy!’
Shriya Yarlagadda is no stranger to 'Jeopardy!' The Grand Blanc High School graduate made an appearance on the TV game show four years ago and she'll be back to compete again this Thursday (2/23).
Yarlagadda, who is now a sophomore at Harvard, will join two other contestants this week, part of the iconic gameshow's new Jeopardy High School Reunion Tournament.
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Yarlagadda is one of 27 quarterfinalists invited to return to the show in the years following their original appearance. For each of the first 11 days of the tournament (which began February 20) one contestant will advance to the semifinals. Once nine semifinalists are determined, three returning players will move on to the finals, scheduled for Friday, March 10.
According to Mlive, Yarlagadda will play against Justin Bolsen, a first-year student at Brown University from Georgia, and Teagan O’Sullivan, who attends American University from Massachusetts in the quarterfinal round.
Although Yarlagadda's appearance on the show was taped weeks ago, she is unable to share the outcome of the show before it airs.
In the video below, Yarlagadda says her first appearance on the show - which at the time was fronted by legendary Jeopardy host Alex Trebek - was an incredible experience.
"You know, I have been watching Jeopardy since I was very young and to have the opportunity to actually be there, meet the man himself, and meet a bunch of other really amazing students as well, it was just an absolute dream come true," she tells WNEM-TV.
Yarlagadda, a self-proclaimed trivia nerd says she's always enjoyed trivia shows and games and says the best way she's found to prepare for the show is by taking in as much information as she can during everyday life.