A senior from Manassas, Virginia...

Ben Swartz

Hi, my name is Ben, and I'm from the Jeopardy! Teen Tournament.

What is your favorite Jeopardy! category?
My favorite Jeopardy! category is anything that has to do with science.

How did you prepare for today's show?
Uh, for today's tournament, I prepared by reading a concise encyclopedia, and, uh, just trying to stay cool and relaxed.

What do you do for fun?
Uh, for fun, I play two instruments, I play the piano and the trumpet, and I'm on my school's academic team.

Do you have any career plans?
Uh, when I grow up, I'd like to be a doctor.

Do you want to say "Hi" to anybody?
Um, I'd like to say "Hi" to my girlfriend Lauren, and my best friends Megan and Lydia.

2003 Teen Tournament semifinalist: $5,000.

17 at the time of the Teen Tournament.

According to the official Jeopardy! web site, Ben's full first name is "Benjamin".

Ben appeared in the following 2 archived games:
#4253, aired 2003-02-12 Ben Swartz vs. Stephanie Ehresman vs. John Zhang 2003 Teen Tournament semifinal game 3.
#4249, aired 2003-02-06 Jonathan Gillerman vs. Ben Swartz vs. Shuyu Wang 2003 Teen Tournament quarterfinal game 4.

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