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Jeopardy! champ is grand marshal

Sam Kavanaugh, a 2009 Carlton grad who recently won the Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions, will have the seat of honor (likely in an antique fire truck) in the Carlton Daze parade at 1 p.m. July 25.

Kavanaugh won a total of $156,202 on Jeopardy in 2019 during a five-day winning streak, which qualified him for this spring's Tournament of Champions, when 15 top performers came back to the Jeopardy stage for the chance to win $250,000.

Kavanaugh credits his teacher parents and going to school in the small school district of Carlton for part of his success, because he got to be part of so many dif...