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Carmel Valley brainiac wins "Genius Junior"

Carmel Valley brainiac wins "Genius Junior"

Carmel Valley super brain Michi Synn, 11, was recently crowned one of the smartest kids in America when she and her teammates won the NBC show “Genius Junior.” Michi’s team, Geeks on Fleek, beat out The Dork Side and The Fast and the Curious in the championship match on May 13, winning bragging rights and racking up $127,000 in prize money.

For 10 weeks host Neil Patrick Harris quizzed 36 kids in teams of three in “brain-bending” competitions, including fast math, memory challenges and backward spelling.

“My jaw dropped, it was just really amazing,” Michi said of the winning moment, after her team successfully battled the Cortex, the game’s most difficult test.

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