Saturday, March 2, 2013
Fenwick teacher Colby Burnett, who won $250,000 in the Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions, was interviewed by students at the school and said, "I'm not the smartest man in the world. I just played a game."
How does it feel to be the smartest man in the world? That's the kind of question Fenwick High School teacher Colby Burnett is facing after winning $250,000 on the Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions earlier this week. In a YouTube video posted to the Fenwick TV account, a student asked Burnett that, and he shared some fun insights from his run on the show. "I'm not the smartest man in the world," Burnett said. "I just played a game and luck really favored me. ... It's just what they asked were things that I knew." He went on to say that he and some of the others on the show went to a trivia night at a local bar in Santa Monica after taping was over. They got second place. "It was a really funny thing, we just played against all these …
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The world history teacher won $100,000 last year in the show's Teacher's Tournament and even more in its Tournament of Champions.
Fenwick High School teacher Colby Burnett won the $250,000 grand prize Tuesday in the Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions. Burnett, an AP World History teacher at Fenwick, won the show's Teacher's Tournament and $100,000 in prize money back in November and added to that total by beating the best of the best. On Monday he built a big enough lead—$22,200 to the other contestants' $4,800 and $400—that he was able to coast on Tuesday. He got off to a poor start in the first round, but out of the commercial break we were reminded why we love him. Host Alex Trebek brought up the fact that Burnett's mother worked three jobs ("Two and a half, but let's say three because she worked that hard," Burnett said) to help put him through school. Now he's a…
Monday, February 25, 2013
Fenwick High School's Colby Burnett keeps rolling on Jeopardy! He racked up $22,200 on Monday's show and is now a day away from winning $250,000.
I love watching sports, especially when I have a rooting interest. I also enjoy following live chats about sports to get instant reaction. So when I heard that Fenwick High School teacher Colby Burnett was advancing in the Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions, I tuned in on Monday to see how he would do and took the approach I do to watching sports. Burnett, an AP World History teacher at Fenwick High School, won the show's Teacher's Tournament and $100,000 in prize money back in November, and he's rolling again in this tournament. The grand prize is $250,000. In the finals, Burnett is facing Kristin Morgan, a NASA strategic analyst from Alabama, and Keith Whitener, a research chemist from North Carolina. Read more: Fenwick Teacher Talks …
Friday, February 22, 2013
AP World History teacher Colby Burnett won the teacher's tournament on the show in November, and this week he made the finals in the Tournament of Champions.
Fenwick history teacher Colby Burnett is schooling his opponents in the Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions, and this week he won another round to make it to the finals. Burnett, an AP World History teacher at Fenwick High School, won the show's Teacher's Tournament and $100,000 in prize money back in November, and he's rolling again in this tournament. The grand prize is $250,000. Read more: Fenwick Teacher Talks About Jeopardy! Experience Going into Final Jeopardy on Thursday, Burnett held a slight lead over his opponents, Stephanie Jass of Michigan and Dan McShane of New York. The category? Russian history, for the world history teacher. Jackpot. According to TV Latest, the clue was, "Launched Oct. 1, 1928, it was brought to a …
Friday, February 25, 2011
A roundup of the region's news for Feb. 25.
Here are the top stories from Patch sites in your area: — Teen Makes It to 'Jeopardy!' Semifinals — Batavia School Board Increases Tax Rate, Goes Back On Its Word — CTWS Presents World Premiere of Founder's Granddaughter's 'Al Capone' — Students Make Science Fun at Geneva Middle School South