It's Central New York's time to shine on Jeopardy... again. A grad student from Syracuse University will be on the game show next week.

Make sure you have your TVs on NBC at 7:30pm this Monday (March 12th). Ashley O'Mara will be putting her trivia skills to the test on the popular show "Jeopardy." According to Syracuse University News,

O’Mara, a Ph.D. candidate in English in the College of Arts and Sciences, says it started with taking an online test. She received an email from show producers this past summer.

“They invited me to audition in New York City in July,” says O’Mara. “Although I felt reasonably confident about my performance at the audition, I never once thought that I might get a call back to be a contestant in December!”

Can you imagine the surprise and excitement Ashley must have felt getting that call?! Although, the show has already been taped, the grad student cannot mention how well (or not well) she did on the show. You'll have to watch on Monday and see for yourself.

This isn't the first time Central New York has been in the spotlight on the hit game show. Back in December 2013, an Oneida High School graduate appeared in the show. A Waterford man has also been on the game show, and many Central New York-themed questions have made their way onto the show, as well. And on top of all that, many contestants have mentioned things from our area (or close to our area). Two years ago, a contestant mentioned the Red Panda exhibit at the Utica Zoo, and another contestant mentioned the World Championship of Kan-Jam (that takes place on the western side of the state).

Jeopardy seems to show a lot of love to Central New York. And we can show the love back this Monday, by cheering on Ashley. Good Luck girl!




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