How do you feel right now?
Good--I'm a little nervous, but I'm really excited: it's so cool that I'm here on the set that I've seen a million times on the show, and I'm finally here. It's... really cool.
What do you like most about Jeopardy!?
Um, what I like most about Jeopardy! is how it tests you on a variety of knowledge, and so you get ta work on everything. And it also, it takes math on the wagers. I like how it's not just memorizing facts. It takes... real brainpower. I think that's.. very cool.
Who is smarter... Alex Trebek or your homeroom teacher?
I don't know, I'd say they're pretty much about the same, um... 'course, my homeroom teacher's watching this: you're smarter.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
I'd love to be a doctor of veterinary medicine. I think animals are great. I love medicine. And... I just think it would be so great to be able to work with animals... all the time.
How did you try out for the show?
Well, when I auditioned, I saw, um, the, on the show, they say, "Get"--"Take the online test," and I took the online test, and then a couple months later, we heard that I got to go to an audition. So I went... did the test... and then, um, when I found out, I was screaming as loud as I could. I was going [falsetto imitation of screaming] "I'm on Jeopardy! I'm on Jeopardy!"
Who's going to win your game today?
Well, um, I hope it's me, but you know, you really can't tell who's going to win. It's about the categories, and everyone here is really smart, so... you never know.
"Because he loves animals, biology, and helping others, he's thinking of becoming a veteranarian..."
2007 Kids Week winner: $18,300 + the Jeopardy! DVD Home Game System.
First Name: Elijah
Name of School: La Jolla Country Day
What do you like most about school?: Learning fascinating new things and being challenged
What's your favorite movie or TV show?: Star Wars, Star Trek
What's your favorite activity?: Surfing, Soccer
Who do you admire most?: FDR
What do you think you'll be when you grow up?: Veterinarian
Draw a picture of yourself winning big on Jeopardy!