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Boise woman advances to semi-finals in ‘Jeopardy!’ college tournament

Niki Peters with “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek
Niki Peters with “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek Provided by “Jeopardy!”

Timberline High School graduate Niki Peters won her game Friday, closing out first-round play in this year’s two-week college tournament.

Now a sophomore studying integrative biology at the University of California, Berkeley, Peters will compete in the semi-finals next week. The winner of the two-day finals will earn $100,000.

Another Boise contestant, Capital High graduate Kevin Brown, competed Tuesday. The Louisiana State University senior’s earnings fell just short of the amount needed to earn a wild-card spot in the semifinals.

“Jeopardy!” airs at 6 p.m. weekdays on KBOI-TV, Channel 2.