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Spelman's Miriam Olajide to Appear on Wheel of Fortune

May 2022

Spelman College Student Miriam Olajide Appears on Wheel of Fortune Game Show

Miriam Olajide, C'2024, a third-year health sciences major at Spelman, will appear on the popular "Wheel of Fortune" game show on June 82022 at 7 p.m. EST. In Atlanta, the show will air on 11ALIVE or NBC stations. 

The Atlanta native is a Bonner scholar and serves as the Bonner congress representative. She also serves as the co-secretary for the National Society of Leadership and Success, as well as the community service director for the pre-alumnae council.

"I began my journey to appear on Wheel of Fortune in my first year of college. I was watching the show and saw an advertisement for the chance to audition virtually from home. Since I had been a longtime fan of the show, I decided to give it a try," Olajide said. 

"I submitted an 'about me' video on the website and about a year and a half later they contacted me for a virtual audition. I was ecstatic that I was one step closer to possibly going on one of my favorite game shows. I completed the audition and waited to see if I was picked," added Olajide who earned a full-tuition paid scholarship to attend Spelman.

Three weeks later, the game show representatives contacted Olajide and informed her that she would be a contestant on the show.

Spelman Student Miriam Olajide Appears on Wheel of Fortune"I was very excited! I was afforded an opportunity to travel to Los Angeles, California and my experience on Wheel of Fortune was nothing shy of amazing! All the college contestants, as well as the ones that I competed against, were really nice and we all bonded over our love of the show," recalled Olajide. who enjoyed witnessing the behind the scenes action and officially spinning the 'Big' wheel. 

"To my surprise, [the wheel] is heavier than I expected, remembered Olajide.

"Nonetheless, filming and getting the opportunity to compete as a contestant, as well as represent Spelman College, was an unforgettable part of my college experience that I am forever grateful to have been given."




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