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May 6, 2013

Claremore graduate chosen to compete on Jeopardy! College Championship

CLAREMORE —

University of Tulsa sophomore and former Claremore student Forrest Farjadian is set to compete against 15 of America’s sharpest college students this week in the “Jeopardy! College Championship.” 
The two-week event began Monday and will feature Farjadian in Friday’s episode as he battles for $100,000 and an automatic berth in the “Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions.”
“I feel like I’m in a beauty pageant everytime I say this, but the other contestants really are all incredibly nice, bright, funny people,” said Farjadian. “Of course we’re all friends on Facebook now.”
He said he is glad to be a part of something so special.
“I’m a little bit of an introvert and all the attention is kind of frightening, especially since I’m representing Claremore and TU. But it’s also fun to be a little famous.”
As a long-time fan of “Jeopardy!” Farjadian reminisced of old friends who recently got in touch with him to say “Congratulations, I remember you telling me in the fifth grade that you watched Jeopardy! every day after school...” 
He said he didn’t realize how long he had been watching “Jeopardy!” until word was out that he would be on the show.
“I really love the show, but now my heart’s going to pump just a little bit faster when I hear that famous theme music.”
Many of the other contestants said they would use their winnings to pay for tuition, however, as a TU student, Farjadian is supported by a community of donors.
“I don’t have to worry about tuition,” he said. “I bought the newest IPod when I found out that I was going to be on the show, mostly because my mom had just got an IPhone and she was tired of me stealing it to mess around with Siri. That’s about as close as I get to a shopping spree, so I’m going to save some and donate the rest.”

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