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Feb. 14, 2006

Johnson finishes second in Jeopardy Teen Tournament semifinals

by Phillip Allen, Online Managing Sports Editor
Senior Sebastian Johnson finished second on Jeopardy Teen Tournament in his semifinal round in an episode that aired yesterday, Feb. 13.

Though he failed to proceed to the final round, he still received a $10,000 prize for advancing to the semifinals. He placed second to Matt Klein, a baseball player from Pittsford, New York.
Senior Sebastian Johnson finished second in his semifinal round of Jeopardy Teen Tournament. Ariana McLean
Senior Sebastian Johnson finished second in his semifinal round of Jeopardy Teen Tournament.

After advancing as the wild card contestant, he began the semifinals strong and took an early lead. However, a wrong answer to a $1,000 question put him in last place. This left him with only $800 as of the first commercial break, $2,000 less than both of his opponents had.

Johnson improved his bankroll, correctly naming "An appointed hour to play golf" as a "Tee time" for a $1,000 Daily Double. After the first round he remained in third place with $3,600.

His Double Jeopardy play was not much better. He answered only four questions correctly, leaving him with $6,800 going into Final Jeopardy. The final question was, "Since 1776, it has been the only U.S. state to be the most populous state for more than a century." Despite having the only correct response, "What is New York?" out of the three contestants, Johnson ended the game with $13,599, but he still fell short of Klein who had an insurmountable lead of $22,000.

Johnson was satisfied with his experience and had only one minor regret. "I had a lot of fun and enjoyed meeting others contestants," he said. "It was just frustrating not to be able to ring in as fast as other competitors."

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  • w00t w00t on February 14, 2006 at 10:20 PM
    Congrats, sebi!

    Hes so dreamy....
  • holla on February 14, 2006 at 10:24 PM
    sebi is a beast
  • yey on February 14, 2006 at 10:29 PM
    congrats. let's have another info flow special on sebbi!
  • huh on February 14, 2006 at 10:34 PM
    interesting to see that this story ACTUALLY came out AFTER the fact... gj sco
  • BLAZER!! on February 14, 2006 at 11:11 PM
    Sebastian Johnson WILL be president one day!!! he is AWESOME!!!!!!!!
  • <3 on February 15, 2006 at 1:30 AM
    We still love you Sebi! =)
  • dsafgsdg on February 15, 2006 at 8:08 AM
    yeahhhhhh sebastian!!
  • abby on February 15, 2006 at 8:38 AM
    alright, congrats sebast!an :)
  • <3 Sebi on February 15, 2006 at 8:38 AM
    That is the hottest picture of sebi ever.
  • Molly M on February 15, 2006 at 11:50 AM
    So even though he said in the interview he wants to be a teacher, he really wants to take over the world with his awesome hotness.
  • !!!!! on February 15, 2006 at 3:19 PM
    great job sebi!
    i totally agree with having another info flow special about sebi!
  • (View Email) on February 15, 2006 at 6:11 PM
    Great job, the highlight was his answer "what is I love you, you love me?". That was pretty funny.
  • '07 on February 15, 2006 at 6:38 PM
    Sebastian definitely knew most of the questions but that girl was just faster at buzzing in. Regardless, AWESOME job!!! =)
  • Yay on February 15, 2006 at 9:26 PM
    Congrats Sebi!
    See SCO, when you put out the article AFTER it happens, the students are just as happy.
  • congrats on February 15, 2006 at 9:54 PM
    great job!
  • Jacquelyn Shropshire (View Email) on February 16, 2006 at 9:38 AM
    Kudos to Sebastian, a great student leader and role model....He really touched my heart and soul when he stated he wanted to become a TEACHER..We need the best and brightest to continue in our field. I would TEACH all over again after 36 wonderful years...32 at BLAIR...Keep up the fabulous work Sebastian!! You continue to makes us VERY PROUD....
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