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Owings Mills teen wins second place, $50,000 in 'Jeopardy's' Teen Tournament

Emma Arnold, the Owings Mills teen who participated in Jeopardy’s Teen Tournament this month, won second place in the competition and received $50,000 as a prize.
Emma Arnold, the Owings Mills teen who participated in Jeopardy’s Teen Tournament this month, won second place in the competition and received $50,000 as a prize. (Carol Kaelson)

Emma Arnold, the Owings Mills teen who participated in Jeopardy’s Teen Tournament this month, won second place in the TV competition and received $50,000 as a prize. The final rounds of the tournament aired Nov. 19 and 20.

Claire Sattler, a 17-year-old senior from Bonita Springs, Fla., won the first-place grand prize of $100,000, while Maya Wright, a senior from Peachtree City, Ga., finished third and collected $25,000.

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Owings Mills teen Emma Arnold will compete in the final rounds of Jeopardy’s Teen Tournament, according to the game show website.

Emma, a high school junior who is homeschooled, said she didn’t expect an all-female final in the two-week TV trivia competition, which kicked off Nov. 7 with 15 participants between the ages of 14 and 17.

“It was a big surprise we all ended up together,” Emma said in a statement. “We actually spent a lot of time together while the quarterfinals were being taped. We had lunch at the same table, and Claire and I were sitting next to each other while we watched the rest of the games. In the end, it was like playing with your sisters or girlfriends.”

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Emma said that she plans to use her winnings to pursue her dream of becoming a writer.

“Who knows, maybe I’ll invest it,” she said. “I have already pre-spent $300 of it on new ice skates.”

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