Boise & Garden City

2 Boise residents among Jeopardy! college finalists

Kevin Brown, a senior at Louisiana State University, and Niki Peters, a sophomore at the University of California at Berkeley, are among 15 finalists who will compete in the two-week Jeopardy! College Championship beginning next week.

The two Boise residents will compete for the $100,000 grand prize and a spot in the game show’s next Tournament of Champions. The contest begins Monday and concludes on Feb. 12.

Jeopardy! airs at 6 p.m. Monday through Friday on KBOI-TV, Channel 2.

Peters graduated from Timberline High School and also attended the Treasure Valley Math and Science Center. She also served a high school internship in the research lab of Danny Xu, an assistant professor of biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences at Idaho State University-Meridian.

She is majoring in integrative biology at the California university.

Brown graduated from Capital High School and also attended the Treasure Valley Math and Science Center. He is a member of the Chancellor’s Honor Roll at LSU, serves as a dormitory resident assistant. He also served an engineering internship with MWH Global, assisting with a wildlife health lab for the Idaho Department of Fish & Wildlife and with a mine remediation project in Washington State.

He is majoring in environmental engineering.

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