NEW YORK (TIP): Sharath Narayan, an Indian American teen from Madison, Alabama won Jeopardy! Teen Tournament – a top quiz show in the US. In the finale held in Washington, DC, on November 22, he won first place with just $1, taking home the grand prize of $100,000 and beating the two other finalists, Alex Fischthal and Michael Borecki.
“I’d still like to go on a trip to Europe with my family (maybe Italy or Germany), but the majority of it will probably go towards taxes and college tuition,” he said after winning the award.
“I’m definitely more confident since I won the tournament, and it has showed me that I can surprise myself and accomplish things that I never would have thought of,” he said.
“Jeopardy!” attracts 23 million viewers each week and is in its 33rd season. Narayan, a junior at James Clemens High School,says he has grown up watching the popular game show and have the chance to compete on it was a dream come true.