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December Monthly Gathering – What does it take to compete on “Jeopardy!”?

Until it is deemed once again safe to return to meeting as a group, Southeast Michigan Mensa will be presenting a series of lectures on Zoom. These programs are “members only” events, not open to the public. Members need to pre-register at https://tinyurl.com/SEMM-1220-Gathering. The event’s Zoom URL and instructions for connecting will be sent to those who are pre-registered, about an hour before the presentation.

For SEMM member, Amanda Holm, the answer was: What is broad-based knowledge, nerves of steel, and timing? Alex Trebek butchered the pronunciation of Livonia, and almost called her a bed wetter instead of a bead weaver, but Amanda still persevered and ended up a winner on “Jeopardy!”

Now lots of smart people know tons of trivia and get told, “Hey, you should be on Jeopardy!” But what’s it like when that pipe dream comes true? Well here’s your chance to find out! Amanda will be with us on Saturday, December 19 to give you the answers (always in the form of a question) on everything you always wanted to know about being on the “grande dame” of game shows, but were afraid to ask. Questions such as; How does someone get on Jeopardy? How do you prepare for questions that could be on any imaginable subject? And what’s host Alex Trebek really like?

Amanda is a Project Manager at Henry Ford Health System (all opinions are hers, not theirs); wife & mom of a blended family with four kids, ages 5 to almost 18; her hobbies include: reading, making beaded jewelry, reading, baking all sorts of goodies, and reading. She’s been a SEMM member for about 10 years, and was all set to whip up a Chocolate Feast and a host of Decadent Desserts for the 2020 Regional Gathering when… well, you know. Amanda has drifted steadily eastward across Michigan through her life, with a brief dip southward to the Washington, DC area. She holds a Masters degree in Public Health and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, both from the University of Michigan (double Go Blue!).

So join us at 7:00pm, on Saturday, December 19, for this rare opportunity to find out first-hand from our own Amanda Holm, how it feels to actually go for broke in full view of millions of people, how life changed after appearing on Jeopardy, and maybe what actually happened to the money she won… or maybe not. The Zoom room will open at 6:30pm for mingling. The program starts at 7:00pm.

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