Monday, June 29, 2009

A celebrity

 
I took my Scholastic Bowl Varsity Team (ok just 4 of them!) to a National Convention at the Hyatt Renissance Hotel (by O'Hare airport). Out of all the peolpe that were there, my guys ran into none other than Ken Jennings(shown in photo). For those of you that aren't Jeopardy! watchers, he is the guy that holds the record for the longest winning streak on Jeopardy! (His book is quite a good read Brainiac). For the Academic crowd, this was like meeting the President! He happens to be very involved in Scholastic Bowl -or Academic Bowl or Quiz Bowl....pick a name you understand!---and he was very very nice to the kids.
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5 comments:

jan said...

Jennings was such an attractive contestant, very low key and modest. I'm glad he's using his influence well. He still looks like one of the kids.

Ginnie said...

Yes, I have actually heard of him, Neva. :) How fun for all involved.

Peter said...

Well, of course I know nothing about Jeopardy or Ken... or I didn't until now. He's obviously a rich young man now!

Shammickite said...

I watched many of the Jeopardy eposides that featured Ken Jennings, I was amazed at his vast store of knowledge! Bet the jeopardy people were hoping he'd muff it, it was costing them a small fortune every time he hit the airwaves!!!
I had to giggle about the fact that three of the lads are wearing metching teeshirts and the fourth is wearing Mr Spock!

JoAnn's-D-Eyes said...

Happy celebration!

With greetings JoAnn