A Cookeville, Tennessee teacher, is scheduled to compete at JEOPARDY 2020! Teacher’s tournament later this month.
Sam Matson, an 11th and 12th grade English teacher from Cookeville, will test his knowledge of 14 other K-12 instructors during the tournament which begins May 25th.
Taped in early February, this tournament is a special event that is all new that makes educators compete with each other for the grand prize of $ 100,000 and get a place in the next edition of the Tournament of Champions.
“This tournament was created because of JEOPARDY! Committed to showing appreciation to our teachers, and this year’s edition brings more importance because educators everywhere face a new set of challenges,” said JEOPARDY! host Alex Trebek in a statement.
This tournament will be aired on TV from May 25 to June 5.
2020 JEOPARDY! Teacher Tournament Contestants include:
– Amanda Baltimore, 7th grade science teacher from Cocoa Beach, Florida
– Peter Gouveia, 7th grade English teacher from Norwalk, Connecticut
– Jenna Hall, 11th and 12th grade English teachers from Seaside, California
– Ben Henri, vocal music teacher grades 7 – 12 from St. Clair Shores, Michigan
– Ivory Johnson, 11th and 12th grade social studies teacher from Hollandale, Mississippi
– Matt Joyal, 9-12 grade history teacher from Hampstead, New Hampshire
– Jong Ho Kim, math teacher grade 10-12 from Lombard, Illinois
– Meggie Kwait, a 5th and 6th grade humanities teacher from New York, New York
– Katie LaBarge, science teacher grade 9 and 10 from Cambridge, Massachusetts
– Sam Matson, 11th and 12th grade English teacher from Cookeville, Tennessee
– Anne Pulju, English teacher grades 10-12 from Sandy Spring, Maryland
– Will Satterwhite, 8-12 grade band and choir teacher from Vinton, Virginia
– Lauren Schneider Lipton, 9-12th grade health teacher from Seattle, Washington
– Allison Thomas, 7th grade citizenship teacher from Port St. Lucie, Florida
– Mary Kate Trausch, science teacher grades 9-12 from Vernon Hills, Illinois
The top-ranked quiz show organized by Trebek is in its 36th season and has a weekly viewership of more than 23 million viewers, according to a press release.
To learn more about tournaments, visit Jeopardy.com. Check your local listings for showtime and TV stations.
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