Photo courtesy of Jeopardy.
MBHS graduate wins Jeopardy
Sarah Fowkles, who grew up in Mountain Brook, on the Jeopardy set with host Alex Trebek.
Sarah Fowlkes, a 1996 graduate of Mountain Brook High School, recently won Jeopardy.
Fowlkes, who also graduated from Princeton University and Columbia Law School, came from behind to advance and win the final episode of the week. Her winning episode aired June 7.
“It was nerve-wracking but exciting,” said Fowlkes. “I tried to train myself not to guess and was only somewhat successful, but I was most nervous about the interview component. I usually fast forward past those when watching at home because they tend to be so awkward, but once I got that part over with I felt a little more comfortable.”
Fowlkes had the support of her parents, Jeff and Ginny, her husband and children, and many of her friends.
“My father and his co-workers watched it in the labor and delivery wing at St. Vincent’s, and judging from Facebook, a good number of friends and family were able to watch it live,” said Fowlkes.
Fowlkes now lives in New York and plans to use her winnings to purchase a bigger apartment for her, her husband and their two children.