Huron High School teacher advances to spot in finals on Jeopardy

Jeopardy Host Alex Trabek and Huron High Physics Teacher Cathy Farrell. Photo source: Jeopardy Facebook page.

Jeopardy Host Alex Trabek and Huron High Physics Teacher Cathy Farrell. Photo source: Jeopardy Facebook page.

By Scott Bolthouse
Hub Editor In Chief
ScottBolthouse@HuronHub.com

 

Cathy Farrell, a Physics and General Science teacher at Huron High School, will be moving on to the finals of the “Jeopardy Teachers Tournament”, a two week event that began on Monday, Feb. 2, 2015.

The episode will air tonight on WDIV-Channel 4 at 7:30 p.m.

The first place winner will take home $100,000, second place will receive $50,000 and third place wins $25,000.

“This year’s Teachers Tournament is one of the best Jeopardy tournaments we’ve ever had,” said Jeopardy host Alex Trebek on the shows Tumblr page. “The intelligence and charisma of the contestants, combined with exemplary clues and categories from our writers, resulted in a memorable competition that will be sure to excite the teachers’ students watching at home.”

When asked what Farrell’s favorite teaching moments are, her answer was when she sees her students have that “light bulb” moment. “There’s nothing more satisfying than seeing students learn,” she said.

Farrell, a resident of Wyandotte, had her first period physics class at Huron High School visited on Wednesday by Jeopardy representative Jimmy McGuire.  During the visit, McGuire hosted a game of “Classroom Jeopardy” and later hosted a pizza and viewing party for the whole school to  “cheer on their very deserving teacher.”

Good luck Cathy Farrell!

 

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