Wyoming teacher to compete on Jeopardy!

Photo courtesy of Jeopardy.com
Photo courtesy of Jeopardy.com

(FOX19) - Katie Moriarty, a fifth grade teacher at Wyoming Middle School, will compete in the fourth edition of the Jeopardy! Teachers Tournament.

The two-week event airs November 11-22 and will feature K-12 teachers battling it out for a $100,000 grand prize and a berth in the next Tournament of Champions.

"The Teachers Tournament contestants spend their days nurturing and shaping young minds, so some viewers may be surprised when they come on our show and they're just as aggressive and competitive as the rest of our contestants," said Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek. "Last year, the winner of the Teachers Tournament went on to win the Tournament of Champions; will this year's winner enjoy the same success?"

To qualify for the tournament, Moriarty first passed a 50-question online test. She was then invited to attend regional, in-person auditions consisting of a second 50-question test, an interview and mock game play.

You can watch Katie's Jeopardy! Monday night at 7:30 p.m. on FOX19.

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