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'Jeopardy junkie' living the dream

LILBURN -- A 1998 Parkview High School graduate with a spirit for competition and a weakness for trivia is living her dream.

Katy Stigers, 31, will compete on NBC at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday on Jeopardy.

Mom, Sharon Morrow of Gwinnett County, said it's been her daughter's dream to be on Jeopardy since she was five years old.

"She's been wanting to do this her entire life," said Morrow, a teacher at Parkview High School. "She's a Jeopardy junkie."

Stigers, who currently lives in Bristol, Va., said the experience was "more fun than I expected it to be." The show, which will be aired Wednesday night, was filmed in November.

She said that contestants have no idea what the categories will be "until they flash up on the screen, and it's such a fast-paced game just like you see on television."

Stigers said she's always enjoyed watching the show.

"I have this very early memory of sitting in the living room floor at my grandparents house, watching Jeopardy and thinking to myself 'I'm going to be on this show one day,'" Stigers said. "I just knew it was going to happen."

In order to get on the show, she took an online test and was asked to fly out to Orlando, Fla., for an interview and screening test. Out of more than 100,000 who take the online test, only hundreds are selected to go on the show.

Stigers and husband, Keith, live in Bristol, Va., with children, Nell, 5, and PJ, 3.