Elyse Mancuso of Omaha won her quarterfinal round Wednesday on the “Jeopardy! Teen Tournament.”
She finished in first place for the day with a total of $22,600, defeating Krishna Bharathala of Fremont, Calif., and Catherine Briley of Grand Prairie, La.
All three answered the final Jeopardy question correctly. Under the subject of Calendars, it was: Of the 12 beasts representing the years in the Chinese calendar, the one not biologically related to any creature on Earth. The answer: What is the dragon?
Elyse, 16, a junior at Elkhorn South High School, will move on to the semifinals in Washington, D.C., which air next week. The grand prize is $75,000. — Carol Bicak