Oberlin College Student Wins $1000 on "Jeopardy!"

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Oberlin College Student Wins $1000 on "Jeopardy!"
Photo via Sam Bernhard, the Lorain Morning Journal

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  • Photo via Sam Bernhard, the Lorain Morning Journal

An Oberlin College student took home $1000 earlier this week after appearing on the hit game show Jeopardy!

19-year-old Sam Bernhard was the youngest of the three contestants on Wednesday night's show, where he competed against an attorney from Washington, D.C. and a retired police officer from New York.

Bernhard told the Lorain Morning Journal the experience was like living out a childhood dream.

“It was surreal,” he said. “I’ve watched 'Jeopardy!' for a lot of my life, dating back to when I was a little kid with my grandparents.”

Despite coming in third place, Bernhard still walked away with heavier pockets, and enough to pay for a few textbooks and some meals away from the dining hall.

He joins the ranks of 7 other Oberlin alums who have competed on the show over the years.

Congrats, Sam!

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Alaina Nutile

Alaina Nutile is the Web Editor who oversees all digital content and social media initiatives for Cleveland Scene Magazine and Detroit Metro Times. Before joining the staff in June 2013, she interned at Business Insider in New York City, and at La Hora in Quito, Ecuador. Alaina is a graduate of Kalamazoo College...
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