One of the best and brightest of the MHS Class of 2009 recently did his hometown proud on the ABC gameshow, "Who Wants To Be a Millionaire?" Last Wednesday, Jeetayu Biswas, who is now a freshman at Brandeis University, appeared on the show as a contestant.
While he did not capture the ultimate prize of $1,000,000, the cool, calm, and collected Jeetayu did great, earning $10,000 toward his future educational expenses. After correctly answering the first four questions, Jeetayu was unsure on the $12,500 question which was: Which poet made the now-famous declaration of "Good fences make good neighbors"? Unsure of the answer, Jeetayu used his last lifeline, the "Phone An Expert" (in this case, ABC's Good Morning America weekend host Kate Snow). Snow said that she believed it was Robert Frost (which it was), but she was not certain. Rather than risking everything, Jeetayu walked away with the ten grand. Good for him!! That was one tough question for $12,500!!
During his four-year tenure at MHS, Jeetayu was an honors student, a member of the Student Council and state STUCO Leadership Group, a member of the National Honor Society, a National Merit Scholar, and a standout on the swim and track teams. He is presently studying neuroscience at Brandeis with the ultimate goal of being a doctor someday.
Way to go, Jeet!
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