Julie Thompson Bender OPC '99 on Jeopardy!

I'll take Penn Charter OPCs for $1000, Alex.

Answer: This alumna of William Penn Charter School is the Tuesday contestant on "Jeopardy!"
Question: Who is Julie Thompson Bender OPC '99?
Correct! #DVRalert

"After taking the online test and auditioning to appear on the show back in September of 2018, I received a call to come out to Los Angeles and compete in November. Fast forward through month of cramming and studying every fact I could get my hands on, and it was tape day. My mom and brother (Andy Thompson OPC '96), as well as my husband, joined me in the studio."

Julie Thompson Bender with Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek

"It was a whirlwind experience, and a lot of fun," Julie said of the taping.

"The staff of Jeopardy! make sure everyone leaves having had a great time, win or lose. I highly recommend trying out – a lot of that Penn Charter education stays with you, even 20 years later!"

Tune in to see Julie's episode this Tuesday, Jan. 22.