What happened when you found out you were going to be a contestant?
Well, let's see. My--my principal called me into the office (and I thought I was in trouble or something) and then, my parents--when we were here for the audition, they took us to a taping of Wheel of Fortune, and so they did sort of a Wheel of Fortune game type thing, and I guessed a few letters and I figured it out, and I was like--I was jumping around the room and I was like "Oh my gosh, oh my gosh!" And then the kids were like "What are you doing?" And I was like, "Oh..." But then I decided not to tell anyone, just, to like, I don't know, keep the suspense or something, so only my family and my principal know.
What is your favorite subject in school?
Physics. I love physics. 'Cause I have a really good physics teacher.
Hi Mr. McKellops!
If you could invent a perfect Jeopardy! category, what would it be?
Um, probably one on That '70s Show, 'cause I think I've seen every single episode. So... I would know.
What are your plans for college?
Uh, the University of Oregon. 'Cause they have a really good architecture program. And that's what I wanna major in.
Where do you see yourself in ten years?
Um, I'll be here. In L.A. Being a set designer. For the--either for theater or film. Or--I don't know, but I want to design a set like this.
What will you do with the money if you win big?
Um, I'd probably have my dad invest it. 'Cause he's good with that sort of thing, so... 'Cause I'd want more money than what you'd give me.
How did you prepare for today?
Not really, 'cause I had to keep up with my homework, and so I just figured, "If I know it, I know it, and if I don't, I don't."
Do you have a strategy?
Probably not to guess if I'm not too sure, so...
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