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Towson graduate student to compete on “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire”

Kelli Chapleski

Kelli Chapleski laughs with Cedric “the Entertainer” on the set of “Millionaire.” Photo provided by Disney-ABC.

Kelli Chapleski, a Towson University graduate student from Severn, Md., will appear as a contestant on “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” this Thursday, October 10.

Chapleski, age 26, auditioned for “Millionaire” in September when producers came to Towson’s campus seeking contestants for the show’s twelfth season, which features new host Cedric “the Entertainer.”

Currently pursuing her master’s degree in occupational therapy, Chapleski devotes her spare time to volunteering for such organizations as Johns Hopkins Hospital, Habitat for Humanity, United Way, the Humane Society and the Safe Haven Project, among many others.

She has logged more than 3,500 hours of community service, helping her to earn a Bronze Congressional Medal from President Obama.

At Towson, Chapleski works as the graduate assistant for Corinne DeRoberts, coordinator of community services in Student Activities. She also works at the Huntington Center where she tutors high school students in SAT reading and writing preparation.

America’s richest game show, “Millionaire” continues to be the only one to offer a $1 million prize to every contestant. Every weekday, participants are given the chance to win life-changing money by answering 14 pop culture and general knowledge trivia questions. Since the show debuted in syndication in 2002, contestants have won over $80 million.

The show will air locally on Baltimore’s WBAL-TV 11 station at 12:30 p.m.

Update: Chapleski made it to seven questions before she answered incorrectly, leaving the show with $1,000.