Name: Joseph Henares
From: Avon, Connecticut
Favorite Subject: History
Number of Brothers and Sisters: 3
Future Plans: To be an actuary
What is your favorite thing about Jeopardy!?
Well, my favorite thing about Jeopardy! is it involves a lot of knowledge, and so it sort of tests your... um... it tests what you know, and then you get a lot of money for that.
What are you most looking forward to today?
Well, today I'm looking forward to, um... having a good time, and maybe learning a few new things, and meeting Alex Trebek, and meeting a lot of new people.
What did you do to prepare for today?
Well, it's been sort of like, just, flipping through almanacs and atlases, looking for things that might be on the show.
What happened when you found out you were going to be on the show?
My mom was jumping up and down screaming, and a lot of my friends, when they heard on the phone, they were all excited and stuff.
Did your friends or family give you any advice?
Well, yeah... My parents just told me to stay focused, be calm, and when you make mistakes, don't dwell on it.
Where do you see yourself ten years from now?
Ten years from now I see myself in college majoring in math and studying to be an actor, like my dad and mom.
"Along with group science projects, history club, writing club, and chess club, he enjoys acting. From Avon, Connectictut, here's..."
2005 Back to School Week winner: $10,000 + an AOL personal computer package + Classroom Jeopardy!
Joseph also came in fifth place in the 2007 Scripps National Spelling Bee.