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Meet the new class of students on ‘Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader’

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HARTFORD – The hit FOX show, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?, returns Tuesday, May 26 at 8 p.m., and features an entirely new cast of fifth graders to assist their grown-up contestants.

These six 5th graders were chosen from a nationwide search, to help the adult contestants graduate towards the $1 million prize.  Unlike a typical game show that measures intelligence, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? tests adults’ lack of knowledge – as revealed by how much they’ve forgotten since their grammar school days, proving that older doesn’t always mean wiser.

Whether they are doctors, lawyers, pilots or military personnel, the grown-ups will need the help of these real-life fifth graders, as they are asked 11 increasingly difficult grade-school questions, covering 10 subjects taken from 1st-through-5th grade textbooks. If a player correctly answers the first 10 questions, he/she can answer a sixth grade question worth $1,000,000.

Ready to meet this year’s fifth grade class?

AYS5G_Blue_Angela_name_LYsAngela, 10 of Northridge, CA

Angela earned High Honors in her last year in school, dreams of becoming an author when she grows up, and plays both the drums and basketball.


AYS5G_Blue_Dee_name_LYsDee, 10 of Jonesboro, GA

Dee is an Art Medal winner and a Shining Star Reading winner, loves all things Japanese from animation, to comic books, to drawing pictures, and loves to wrestle.


AYS5G_Blue_Lauren_name_LYsLauren, 10 of Riverside, CA

Lauren comes from a family of nine children, loves to do gymnastics, and has been through both the entire Harry Potter and the entire Percy Jackson book series.


AYS5G_Blue_Mason_name_LYsMason, 10 of Woodland Hills, CA

Mason made the Dean’s List his last year in school, loves comic books, especially Marvel, and likes skateboarding, swimming, and baseball.


AYS5G_Blue_Regan_name_LYsRegan, 10 of Olive Branch, MS

Regan has performed the National Anthem for a Memphis Grizzlies basketball game, plays softball and kickball, and reads Nancy Drew all the time.


AYS5G_Blue_Tres_name_LY1sTres, 10 of Helotes, TX

Tres is the 5th Grade Student Council President at his school, dreams of becoming a defense attorney when he grows up, and plays classical piano.


Don’t miss the season four premiere of Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?, Tuesday, May 24 at 8 p.m. on Fox CT!


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