Name: Veronica Fazio
From: Roselle, Illinois
Hobbies, Interests, Awards, Achievements: Golf, Band, Student Council, UIL Number Sense, Traveling
Favorite Subject: Science
Number of Brothers and Sisters: 1
Future Plans: Architect
What is your favorite thing about Jeopardy!?
Um, I like that fact that, um, it's not just a luck game show; you definitely have to have intelligence in order to do well at this game.
What do you think makes a great Jeopardy! player?
Um, definitely having intelligence, um, not being nervous, you--you just have to have fun, and, um, y'know, you just do your best, do the best you can.
Did your friends or family give you any advice?
Yeah, basically, my teachers and some of my friends, they basically told me not to be nervous and just have a good time.
Is there anyone you'd like to say "hi" to?
Hi, Mrs. Gallow, and all my friends, and Mom and Dad and Leah, of course. And everybody who's helped me get to where I am right now.
What will you do with the money if you win big?
I'm buying myself an iPod. And, um--a Mini. Pink Mini. And, uh, I'm planning to give some to the Hurricane Katrina relief fund and some to the Breast Cancer Foundation because I lost my grandma to that disease and many women have been lost to that disease too.
Where do you see yourself ten years from now?
Um, well, I'm planning on... I would like to go to an Ivy League school somewhere up in the East. I'd like to study something that involves kids. Uh, teaching lower elementary, um, you know, and especially in math. I love math. So...
"She dances, plays softball, and hangs with her friends, but wants to be a teacher and educate the world. From Roselle, Illinois, here's..."
2005 Back to School Week player: $1,000 + an AOL personal computer package + Classroom Jeopardy!