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Jacksonville woman wins Jeopardy! Thursday, will compete again

She stayed in second place for a majority of the game, opting not to answer many of the first round questions.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Emmie T. of Jacksonville started auditioning for Jeopardy! when she was just 16.

On Thursday night, the Stanton grad checked an item off her bucket list after going head-to-head with two other competitors on the game show.

She stayed in second place for a majority of the game, opting not to answer many of the first round questions.

However, during Double Jeopardy, she stepped on the gas a bit, nailing questions about pop culture and geography. 

She was still in second place for Final Jeopardy, with the category being 'Constellations'. 

  • A: The brightest star of the constellation is Deneb Algedi or "Kid's Tail".
  • Q: What is Capricorn?

Emmie was the only competitor to get the question correct, launching her into the lead to secure the win.

Read Emmie's tips for competing on Jeopardy here!

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Emmie T.

Emmie is an employee relations specialist with Spherion Jacksonville, according to her company's website

After taking the show’s rigorous online test and auditioning, she made the cut and flew out to Los Angeles in May, according to Spherion.

She filmed with Ken Jennings as host (Jennings and Mayim Bialik rotate hosting duties) and told her company that he was very nice and pretty funny.

Watch Emmie compete during the airing Thursday on WJXX.

If you watch Jeopardy, are you curious how contestants know when to press the buzzer? Or how on earth you study up to be on the show?

Be on the lookout for a special story featuring Emmie that answers these questions and more only on First Coast News prior to Jeopardy! Thursday night.

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