Jeopardy! Contestant News
Local newspapers often interview people who are about to appear on Jeopardy! before they do, and sometimes, they go talk to them after their show aired. Here are some links to recent Jeopardy! news and local articles:
Star-Telegram – “The final “Jeopardy” clue was the U.S. City that made it back into the 50 most populous cities in 2015 after falling out a decade earlier. As his correct answer … was revealed, students, teachers and families cheered and applauded as Clemmons jumped to his feet and sliced his fist through the air in victory.”
5News Online: Two Rogers Heritage High School Teachers Compete On Jeopardy — Mary Parker and Cody Vest, that is!
Green Bay Press Gazette: A Preble High School music teacher from Wisconsin, Sara Holub, shared her preparation and more for the 2017 Teachers Tournament. Her quarter-final game is scheduled for Tuesday May 9th.
Loudoun Times Mirror: Eduardo Sevilla, a math teacher at Middleburg Academy in Virginia, will appear in the same quarter-final as Sara. His local paper published details about a viewing party to be held at his school, as well as what his plans are for the $2,500 grant from Farmers Insurance Thank America’s Teachers program. Each teacher is receiving a $2,500 grant to advance classroom projects, separate from whatever they win in the tournament.
Homewood Flossmoor Chronicle: Michael Camp, an Illinois Spanish teacher, talks about his experience and being on Jeopardy! helped him check off a major life goal. Michael’s quarter-final is on Thurs, May 11th.
My SA (San Antonio area news): Jennifer Fuquay, who appeared in the April 27, 2017 game with Alan Lin and Troy Steinmetz, talked about her buzzer woes but said she wouldn’t trade the experience for anything. Her only regret is that her mom, her greatest encourager, passed away 2 months before her appearance.