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Husky Bookseller Wins Big on

Jeopardy! WITH A KILLER COMBO of book smarts and Husky pride, Kathy Wright, ’84, won nearly $60,000 as a recent contestant on the Jeopardy! game show. Wright, a UW graduate and 15-year bookseller at University Book Store, is a lifelong fan who began watching during childhood visits with her grandparents. After decades of playing along at home, Wright auditioned, was selected and appeared in three episodes that aired in June. Wearing Husky purple for her prime-

time debut, Wright’s love of reading paid off—literally. She aced categories such as Shakespeare’s Women and War Poetry. “It’s good to be curious about the world around you, which is why I’m a huge fan of reading,” says Wright. She plans to spend her winnings on traveling and upcoming college tuition for her son—perhaps a future Jeopardy! winner. “It’s fun because I’ve been shouting answers at the TV for years,” says Wright, “but now he’s yelling along with me!” n —Deanna Duff

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Utah Rotary Huskies During the past few years, a common link has added a new dimension to the lives of four Husky alumni serving together as officers in Rotary International in the state of Utah. Jerry Summerhays, D.D.S., ’73; Fred Berthrong, M.S., Nuclear Engineering, ’72; Gene Banks, M.B.A., ’72; and Wally Brown, D.D.S., ’63, were pleased to discover the commonality of their Rotary service and the UW. After each moved to Utah at various times, they were established in their business and professional vocations. With an interest in service, they joined local Rotary clubs and became very involved in community and international service in this organization. Rotary is comprised of more than 34,000 clubs in more than 200 countries. Rotary International is organized into 532 districts worldwide and Utah is one of those districts. After serving in their local clubs for several years, they were each elected club president and then later were nominated to serve as district governor, directing the activities of the more than 40 Rotary clubs in Utah. Read more of this story at Columns. n

HEATHER BARBIERI, ’85, has recently published The Cottage at Glass Beach. JEREMY L. CARADONNA, ’03, has written The Enlightenment in Practice: Academic Prize Contests and Intellectual Culture in France, 1670–1794. EDWARD T. HEIKELL, ’61, and his brother, Robert Heikell, have written One Chance for Glory, a book about Washington aviation hero Clyde Pangborn, who was the first aviator to fly nonstop across the Pacific.

On the Shelf STEVE RAYMOND, ’62, is the author of In the Very Thickest of the Fight: The Civil War Service and the 78th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. Raymond is a retired newspaper editor and the author of nine books. JAMES E. ROBERTSON, ’72, recently published The Turning-out of Boys in a Man’s Prison: Why and How to Amend the Prison Litigation Reform Act. CHRISTOPHER VAN TILBURG, ’94, has written Mountain Rescue Doctor, an account of practicing wilderness medicine in the extremes of nature. n

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