"What is grenadine?" answered Kate Laubscher of Woodside on the "Jeopary" TV game show Tuesday, Feb. 2, in response to the clue, "A Shirley Temple is traditionally made with ginger ale and a splash of this sweet pomegranate syrup."
Ms. Laubscher, a sophomore at Northeastern University, ultimately came in second place in her semifinal round of the show's College Championship series, and could still make the finals next week.
She made a last-minute comeback after trailing behind the other two contestants going into the final question round, correctly answering "What is an amateur?" to the clue: "This word referring to someone who is not an expert is from the Latin for 'love.'"
She doubled her score to $14,400, to surpass the $14,000 attained by Kevin Brown, a senior at Louisiana State University, and came in second to Emily Bingham, a senior at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, who scored $17,600.
While Ms. Bingham will definitely move ahead to the quarterfinals, Ms. Laubscher could also advance as one of the leading four runners-up over this week's semifinal competitions.
She is currently in the lead of wild card contestants, but must remain in the top four over the next three days of semifinal competitions.
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