Buffalo Grove High School Grad Competes on Jeopardy

Jerry Slowik has won nearly $100,000 on the show - and he's not done yet.

A Buffalo Grove High School graduate is racking up some cash as a contestant on Jeopardy.

Jerry Slowik was $98,800 richer after his fourth day on the game show, which aired Tuesday.

Slowik is a 2004 graduate of Buffalo Grove High School where he competed on the Scholastic Bowl team, according to the Daily Herald.

He now lives in Arlington Heights and he works as a writer, according to Jeopardy. During his short interview with host Alex Trebek during Tuesday’s show, Slowik said his mother taught him to drive in a cemetery, where “you couldn’t hurt anybody.” 

“You see the kind of contestants we’re attracting these days?” Trebek replied.

Intelligent ones, apparently.

Slowik had the lead going into Final Jeopardy on Tuesday with $16,400 when the three contestants were asked to provide the question for this answer: “Woodrow Wilson said this man had enough genius to be immortal & “unschooled passion enough to have made him infamous. 

He was the only one who came up with the correct response (“Burr”), adding $10,500 to his game-day total.

His fifth appearance on the show will air at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday on ABC.


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