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Queens teen to compete Tuesday in ‘Jeopardy!’ College Championship
Queens teen to compete Tuesday in ‘Jeopardy!’ College Championship
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 2/09/2014 at 6:34PM

A teen whiz from Queens will put her brains and button-smashing reflexes to the test Tuesday, when she competes in the “Jeopardy!” College Championship. Laurie Beckoff, 19, will vie against 15 other young geniuses nationwide Feb.11 for $100,000 and an automatic berth in the next Tournament of Champions.

Astoria’s trivia buff
Entertainment Billy Rennison 1/03/2012 at 1:07PM

Answer: A Queens trivia junkie, “Jeopardy!” champion, singer, mixologist and podcast host. Question: Who is Tony Hightower? Hightower, whose array of interests is matched only by his passion for knowledge, appeared on two episodes of “Jeopardy!” in December after “half-heartedly” taking the popular game show’s test. The 43 year old has harbored a soft spot [...]