N.C. Central University history senior Malisha Butts will be one of four students from the Triangle to compete in the Jeopardy! College Championship tournament.
The show will be taped at the RBC Center in Raleigh, Oct. 1-2 and broadcast Nov. 7-18.
“I’ve been watching Jeopardy! since my freshman year of high school. I have always wanted to be a contestant on Jeopardy!” Butts said.
Butts said her goal was put on hold because of the birth of her daughter, Aaliyah Iverson.
“With the money I earn from Jeopardy! I will start a trust fund for my daughter,” she said.
To become a contestant, Butts had to take a pretest. After passing the 10-question test, she took a 50-question test.
Only six contestants passed the 50-question test and four of the six contestants were members of NCCU’s Honda Campus All-Star Challenge Quiz Bowl team.
Butts has been a member of the quiz bowl team since her freshman year.