Batavia Middle School student Jack Garrison (right) is pictured with teammates Nolan (left) and Eashani (center) during a taping of “Genius Junior.” (Photo courtesy of NBC/Evans Vestal Ward)
Batavia Middle School student Jack Garrison (right) is pictured with teammates Nolan (left) and Eashani (center) during a taping of “Genius Junior.” (Photo courtesy of NBC/Evans Vestal Ward)
Batavia Middle School student Jack Garrison competed on the April 29 episode of “Genius Junior” on NBC.

As previously reported in The Highland County Press, Garrison, 11, of Batavia is in the sixth grade at Batavia Middle School. He is the son of two McClain High School graduates, Jason Garrison and the former Elizabeth Parker. Both sets of Garrison’s grandparents, Steve and Mary Jane Parker and Gary and Sandy Garrison, live in Greenfield.



Garrison and his “Wicked Smart” teammates, Eashani and Nolan, finished the episode with 71 points, falling by just one point to the other team, “27 Yards.”

The episode began with teams being quizzed on the layout of the Smithsonian Museum, during which Garrison’s team answered five questions correctly. For the math quiz, the team opted to use their “Super Brain,” with Eashani volunteering to answer all of the math questions. She correctly solved five equations.

For the spelling challenge, all three team members participated and spelled nine words backward, with each teammate totaling three correct words.

The final challenge required the three teammates to recite, in order, a shuffled deck of cards. The Wicked Smaht team recited all 52 cards in 56 seconds.

The other team, 27 Yards, also correctly identified all 52 cards and finished with 72 points. The 27 Yards team advanced to the semifinals, where they will begin competing against the winning teams from previous episodes.

To read more about Garrison’s experience, click here.