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Lakeside Student to Compete in ‘Jeopardy!’ College Championship

Jack Houston, a 20-year-old sophomore at Azusa Pacific University, is originally from Lakeside.

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A college student from Lakeside will be competing in the "Jeopardy!" television game show College Championship tournament that starts Monday.

Jack Houston, a 20-year-old sophomore at Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, is among 15 of America’s sharpest college students that will battle for $100,000 and an automatic berth in the "Jeopardy!" Tournament of Champions.

Watch Houston compete May 6 at 7:30 p.m. on NBC.

“Similar to March Madness and NCAA football bowl games, the College Championship provides a special blend of intense competition and school pride,” said JEOPARDY! host Alex Trebek. “It’s the only JEOPARDY! tournament where the contestants play for more than personal glory and prize money; they play as representatives of their college and its alumni.”

To qualify for the tournament, prospective collegiate contestants took a 50-question online test; those who passed were selected at random to attend regional in-person auditions consisting of a second 50-question test, mock game play, and a brief interview.

A "Jeopardy!" press release contributed to this post.

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