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Jeopardy! champ is grand marshal


July 16, 2021

Jeopardy champion of champions Sam Kavanaugh will be the Carlton Daze parade grand marshal next Sunday.

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...

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