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Willsboro's Sophie Clarke still in awe of 'Survivor' win

'Survivor' winner talks about her support from home

Sophie Clark

Sophie Clark Photo courtesy CBS Productions

— Clarke said that she felt her road to the prize was made complete in the final immunity challenge, when she beat her toughest competition and fan favorite, Ozzy Lusth, in a puzzle.

“I knew that if I lost that challenge, I was going home that night,” Clarke said. “It was like penalty kicks in a soccer game. This was the last shot I had to win it or go home. Ozzy was going to walk away with it. That was a million dollar challenge for Ozzy, and it turned out to be a million-dollar challenge for me, too.”

Clarke, who graduated from Middlebury College before enrolling in med school, said that the bulk of her money will go toward college expenses, but that she will keep some to splurge.

“I like the idea of just getting a ticket and going somewhere,” she said. “I would like to splurge and do something that I would have never done and just go somewhere.”

As for a return to her hometown, Clarke, who made an appearance at Johnny’s Restaurant during Thanksgiving break, said that she will be home for the last part of the holidays.

“I am going to be back after Christmas for a couple of days so I am excited to see everyone for New Year’s,” she said.

For more, including he secret weapon contained in the water bottle for the final tribal council, listen to our interview with Survivor Champion Sophie Clarke online at www.thevalleynews.org.

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