In episodes running this week and next, the quiz show 'Jeopardy!' is showcasing the nation's "Outstanding Teachers." One of the educators selected to participate in the show's first-ever Teachers Tournament is Charles Temple, a high school English teacher at Ocracoke School in Ocracoke, N.C.
The Teachers Tournament shows were taped at the end of March, and Temple's episode will air tomorrow night (Thursday, May 5). Then on Friday, Kelly Miyahara from the 'Jeopardy!' Clue Crew will demonstrate the educational tool "Classroom Jeopardy!” to Temple’s students at Ocracoke School.
The two-week tournament features 15 of the nation’s brightest K-12 teachers. The winner will receive $100,000 and a guaranteed spot in the 'Jeopardy!' Tournament of Champions airing later this year.
The second place winner earns minimum of $50,000, and third place gets $25,000. Semifinalists receive $10,000, and contestants eliminated in the first round receive $5,000. In addition, each teacher will receive a Classroom 'Jeopardy!' unit for their school.
'Jeopardy!' airs in the triangle on WTVD at 7 p.m.
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