San Diego Student on Genius Junior
Ten-year-old San Diegan Christopher Lee, along with his team, 99 Problems But Brains Ain’t One, recently competed on the first season of NBC’s Genius Junior. The game show, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, teams up the brightest children ages 8 to 12 from across the country to compete in complex challenges involving math, memory, logic, spelling, and more. Team 99 Problems advanced to the semi-finals before being defeated by Team Geeks on Fleek.
“Genius Junior was an interesting experience for me to see not just how the show was shot but also to be on the inside on the making of the show,” Christopher shared. “I made a lot of cool friends.”
Christopher is home-schooled in seventh grade, and his favorite subject is computer science. “When I grow up I want to work in the field of AI, creating artificial intelligence to make people’s lives easier.” He is also passionate about fencing, and is ranked first in the state and second in the country for his age group. He will compete internationally next season.