An 11-year-old from Palo Alto is among 15 "whiz kids" to be featured next week, July 30 through Aug. 3, on the television show "Jeopardy! Kids Week."
Partha Purushotham, a graduate of Duveneck Elementary School now attending middle school at Crystal Springs Uplands School in Hillsborough, traveled to Culver City in March to tape the show.
Partha and 14 others were selected from nearly 9,000 children across the country vying to compete in the popular TV quiz show, "Jeopardy!" publicist Susie Eun said.
The winner of each game will earn a minimum of $15,000. Contestants placing will receive $2,000 and third will get $1,000.
Other contestants are Mandy Berry from Baltimore, Md.; Greg Boscaiu from Brea, Ca.; Larkin Breitner of Fleming Island, Fla.; Anna Cambron of Louisville, Ky.; Matthew Cline of Maumelle, Ark.; Neha Embar of Alpharetta, Ga.; Hallie Fox of Ypsilanti, Mich.; Andrew Grace of Apex, N.C.; Ryan Griffin of Waldwick, N.J.; Injee Hong of Metaire, La.; Alex Johnson of Indianapolis, Ind.; Arjun Malhotra of Sammamish, Wash.; Julia Martinez of Fairfax, Va. and Katie O'Meara of Plano, Texas.