An 11-year-old from Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania...

Whitney Dearden

Hi, I'm Whitney, and you're watching me on jeopardy.com for Jeopardy!'s Back to School Week.

How long have you been watching Jeopardy!?
Oh, I don't know. My mom and I used to always watch it I think maybe since I was three or four.

What do you like most about Jeopardy!?
Well basically, I just like the whole show. It's very--it's a neat show, I like it a lot.

How did you prepare for being a contestant?
Um, I didn't really overload myself with any books or anything, I just basically go with what I know, and I looked over state nicknames and things in almanacs just to--my almanac, just in case they pop up on the... little screen... where the... categories... things... are... [coyly laughs]

What is your favorite category?
I like, um, anything that has to do with science, and I also like BEASTLY RHYME TIME.

Do you know what you want to be when you grow up?
Yeah, I want to be a vet.

Do you have a favorite animal?
I like ferrets!

Be sure to tune in and root for Whitney!

"She enjoys working with animals and would like to become a veterinarian. From Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania, here's..."

2001 Back to School Week player (2001-09-25).

Whitney appeared in the following archived game:
#3922, aired 2001-09-25 Whitney Dearden vs. Aki Terasaki vs. Eric Webb 2001 Back to School Week game 2.

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