Seventh-grader makes Jeopardy Hall of Fame

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Skyler Hornback wins $66,600

By Linda Ireland

Skyler Hornback won $66,600 on Wednesday's episode of Jeopardy.

Hornback, a seventh-grader at LaRue County Middle School, set a record for the highest one-day total in Jeopardy! Kids Week history. His total is also the third-highest one-day total in the history of the quiz show.

"I never dreamed I would set a Kids Week record," Skyler said in a news release from Jeopardy!

He plans to put his winnings toward paying for college. "It's still hard for me to believe this small-town boy from Kentucky actually appeared on Jeopardy! and won."

Watch next week's issue of The LaRue County Herald News for a story.

 here: http://www.kentucky.com/2013/07/31/2743346/kentucky-student-sets-jeopard...