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Citadel News Service
19 Oct 2006

Wheel of Fortune tryouts attract several hundred

Wheel of Fortune came to The Citadel Oct. 19 looking for contestants. The popular television game show will be filming three weeks of shows in Charleston in January. Citadel cadets, grad students and faculty and staff got the chance to audition to be a contestant when the Wheelmobile set up in Mark Clark Hall for an afternoon.

Sign me up: Cadets and graduate students sign up to audition to be a contestant on the Wheel of Forturne. The popular TV game show will film three weeks of shows in Charleston in January. The Wheelmobile came to  The Citadel looking for people to be on the show.

Show me the money: Anyone with enthusiasm and puzzle-solving skills can be picked for the Wheel of Fortune. Cadets, active duty military and recent grads were among the would-be contestants to make it on stage for an audition on Oct. 19 in Mark Clark Hall.
Cadet Sarah Deptula poses with the life-size Pat Sajak, who along with letter turn Vanna White, host the Wheel of Fortune. After wait several hours, Deptula was in the very last group to audition for a chance to be on the show.

Cadet Dustin Henderson serenades traveling letter turner Heidi Jackson in his bid to become a contestant on the Wheel of Fortune. Standing out among the crowd is one part of getting picked for the show. Would-be contestants sang, danced, played air guitar and read poetry in hopes of being selected for final auditions in November.
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