2013-04-05 / Front Page

Bowdoin College junior in 'Jeopardy!'

N.C. native competing in popular TV quiz show
The Times Record

A Bowdoin College junior is headed to California to compete in the “Jeopardy! College Championship.”

Cindy Cammarn, 21, of Charlotte, N.C., is traveling to Los Angeles April 8-9 to compete. She is a junior majoring in English and History at Bowdoin.

The two-week event, which will air starting May 6, “showcases 15 of America’s sharpest college students as they battle for $100,000 and an automatic berth in the “Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions.”

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.

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