CBC Declares Katy Warren of St. John's, NL Winner of Canada's Smartest Person

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Katy Warren beat the seven finalists in the two-hour season finale to win the ultimate title

November 23, 2015 – CBC’s CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON has crowned Katy Warren of St. John’s, NL with the coveted title of Canada’s Smartest Person. Katy emerged victorious after beating out the seven remaining finalists in a series of new and exciting challenges that tested six areas of intelligence in the epic two-hour finale on Sunday night. The 21-year-old is an engineering student at Memorial University in St. John’s, NL.

Katy competed in the fourth episode of the season where she consistently finished in the top two in every challenge she faced. Katy is an engineering student who was awarded an entry scholarship at the largest university in Atlantic Canada. Her resume boasts a wide array of accomplishments including receiving the prestigious Chief Commissioner’s Gold Award from the Girl Guides of Canada, where she is a life-long member, and being the 2006 Provincial Spelling Bee champion. In her free time Katy rides the unicycle, plays the piccolo and ukulele, participates in roller derby and has a passion for improv and performing.

“Winning Canada’s Smartest Person pretty much feels like magic. It was a total surprise to me, and ever since I’ve been holding my head just a little higher,” said Katy Warren, season two winner of Canada’s Smartest Person. “I’ve always known I’m well-rounded, but until this experience didn’t associate that with being intelligent. Now I’m a proud dabbler.”

Hosted by Jessi Cruickshank, CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON is an innovative, original competition series that redefines what it means to be smart. Based on the Theory of Multiple Intelligences, the program tests participants in six different categories of smarts: Visual, Musical, Logical, Linguistic, Physical and Social. Each week, viewers can play along in real-time with the ground-breaking CANADA’S SMARTEST PERSON app, available for iOS and Android devices. The app syncs to every broadcast allowing viewers to participate with each challenge in the show in real time and receive their own intelligence profile. During the week, viewers can try their hand at a series of bonus challenges and new this season, is Head2Head, which allows players to dual against their family and friends.


Website: cbc.ca/smartestperson/

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