Being an AP World History teacher has to give you a certain leg up on a show like Jeopardy!
It appears it was helpful for Fenwick High School AP World History teacher Colby Burnett, who won the game on Friday, Nov. 16.
Burnett, also a graduate of Fenwick, appeared on the game show as part of Jeopardy! Teacher's Edition. The two-week long competition is billed as, "the country's brightest educators," engaged in a battle of wits.
According to the Chicago Tribune, Burnett won't be keeping the money he wins as a contestant on the show—he'll be giving it to his mom!
Burnett plans to move his mom, who currently lives in Chicago's Austin neighborhood, back to Oak Park. It's the least he can do, Burnett told the Tribune, after his mom worked the night shift for extra money to pay for his tuition to Fenwick.
Fenwick students also got a chance to play Jeopardy on Friday. The Jeopardy! Clue Crew came to Burnett's classroom where his students have been cheering him on. The show also donated a version of Classroom Jeopardy! to the high school for Burnett's participation.
Catch Burnett on Jeopardy! This Week
The winner of next week's finals takes home a $100,000 prize and will have a spot in the Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions.
Burnett face off against fellow teachers from Charlottesville, Va. and Montgomery, Ala. on Monday and Tuesday.
Catch Burnett on Jeopardy! on ABC7 at 2:30 p.m.