‘Jeopardy!’ goes back to school at EWHS

From Press Reports

Jimmy McGuire from the “Jeopardy!” Clue Crew was to demonstrate the educational tool Classroom Jeopardy! to a class at East Webster High School this morning (Wednesday).

McGuire travels the country and the world as a “roving correspondent,” taping video clues that are incorporated into America’s favorite quiz show. In addition to his “clue duties,” Jimmy hosts various events to promote education in schools around the country.

Classroom Jeopardy! is an affordable electronic version of the quiz show that educators can tailor to suit their specific curriculum while bringing the familiar sights and sounds of “Jeopardy!” directly into the classroom.

Today’s game at EHWS was to start at 7:45 a.m. After McGuire’s presentation, “Jeopardy!’ and WTVA were to donate Classroom Jeopardy! to the school for the entire student body to enjoy. Jeopardy! airs on WTVA at 2 p.m.

“Jeopardy!” and its host, Alex Trebek, began their 31st season Sept. 15. The top-ranked game show among homes with 25 million viewers each week, “Jeopardy!” holds the Guinness World Records title for the most Emmy awards won by a TV game show (31 Emmys), including the 2014 Emmy for Outstanding Game Show.

In 2014, “Jeopardy!” won the inaugural Writers Guild of America award for Outstanding Writing for Quiz and Audience Participation; it is also the recipient of a 2011 Peabody Award.