Monticello High School Teacher Gets Another Go at ‘Jeopardy!’
An Albemarle County high school teacher is getting a second chance to steal the show tonight on the "Jeopardy!" Teachers Tournament.
Monticello High School's Michael Farabaugh came up short of a victory on the program last week. Wednesday night, he's back in the competition, and he's not holding anything back.
Michael Farabaugh has kept his lips sealed since taping his "Jeopardy!" appearance back in early October. He won't say how he does on Wednesday night's semifinals, but he will say he's glad he has a second chance at his dream.
Wednesday morning at Monticello High School, Farabaugh's chemistry classroom was buzzing. Hours before their teacher's second chance on "Jeopardy!" would air, his students got their own taste of the action, playing a version of the game based on their class material.
Farabaugh's run on the real program should have ended last week, after taking place in the first round of the teacher's tournament.
"When you left the stage, you thought, 'Was that it? I'll never get a chance to play again,'" Farabaugh said.
But he will play again Wednesday night, thanks to his strong performance last week.
"It's really about lifelong learning. Jeopardy is definitely a show where you appreciate learning new things and being curious about the world around you," he said.
Farabaugh is keeping his lips sealed until after the show airs. But he did hint at his performance, saying if you ever get a daily double, you should wager big.
To find out what happens, tune into NBC29 at 7:30 p.m.
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