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Cadets, CGPS student picked to be on Wheel of Fortune


Updated 27 December

The number of Citadel cadets selected as potential contestants for the Wheel of Fortune when it comes to Charleston in January continues to climb. Two students in the College of Graduate and Professional Studies have also been selected. 

Cadets Doug Schmid, Carl Harrison and Dustin Henderson and William Houpt  were picked to be contestants when taping takes place in January. CGPS students Jennifer Roe and Kisha Harvey will join the cadets as contestants. Wheel of Fortune is taping three weeks of shows in Charleston in January. The shows will air in February.

Cadet Thomas Pasko and Cadet David Basch were selected to be Wheel contestants, but not for the January tapings in Charelston. Both are on call for future shows.

Wheel of Fortune spent two days on campus in October and November. First to film short commercial vingettes with cadets and famous letter turner/host Vanna White.

Then Wheel of Fortune brought its traveling game show to Mark Clark Hall where about 200 cadets, graduate students and members of the faculty and staff auditioned to be contestants on the show. Wheel producers were looking for enthusiastic players and The Citadel family did not disappoint. Around 50 cadets and a dozen graduate students and faculty and staff members were picked to go to the final auditions in November.

Fourteen cadets made it through final auditions in November. Four have so far received invitations to be a contestant on the show. Cadets were notified of their selection by phone. 

Schmid is a senior political science major from Arlington, Wisc. Commander of Charlie Comany, he was named a finalist for the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship this year.
Last year he was named a Truman Scholar.

Harrison is a senior business administration major from North Charleston. He hails from Oscar Company. Henderson is a senior business administration major from Charleston. He is Third Battalion operations officer. Houpt is a senior history major from India Company. Basch is a senior business administration major on 2nd Battalion staff, while Pasko is a senior math major and regimental human affairs officer.

Harvey is in the master's counselor education program and Roe is in the evening undergraduate business administration program.

 Wheel of Fortune will tape shows at the Charleston Coliseum Jan. 12, 13, 14.

If you are a member of The Citadel family and were picked to be a contestant, we'd like to know about it. Email the Public Affairs office at

To request tickets to see the Wheel of Fortune, go to News 2, WCBD, in Charleston.

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