Thursday, February 9, 2012

Berkeley High Grad Advances to Semifinals of Jeopardy! College Championship

By Rachel Swan
Thu, Feb 9, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Surely you already know that Berkeley High is an incubator of greatness. And it's produced yet another genius. Class of 2010 grad Matt Olson, who now attends Stanford University and copyedits for The Stanford Daily, just pwned his quarterfinal game in the "Jeopardy!" College Championship, which means he now gets to jockey for the $100,000 grand prize. In a Q&A with The Daily, Olson dished about Alex Trebek's off-camera facial movements (they're weird), and the secret to winning (memorize state capitals). He'll next appear on the semifinals this Friday, February 10. They air at 7 p.m.

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