Warhill HS Teacher Returns to ‘Jeopardy!’ Monday for Tournament Semifinal

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Nicole Throckmorton, a Warhill High School English teacher, with Alex Trebek during the filming of her "Jeopardy!" episode Feb. 24, 2016. (Jeopardy!)
Nicole Throckmorton, a Warhill High School English teacher, with Alex Trebek during the filming of her “Jeopardy!” episode Feb. 24, 2016. (Courtesy of Jeopardy!)

Warhill High School teacher Nicole Throckmorton will return for another game of “Jeopardy!” on Monday night after earning enough money in her quarterfinal match to qualify as a wild card contestant.

Throckmorton, an American literature and creative writing teacher, lost her game May 3 in the “Jeopardy!” Teachers Tournament but did not walk away empty-handed. Even after an incorrect answer to the “Final Jeopardy!” question, Throckmorton took home $5,000.

The more money a contestant walks away with, the more likely it is they make it into the semifinals. Throckmorton’s total was the second highest a runner-up had won by the end of the Thursday’s quarterfinal match, securing her a spot in the semifinals.

The semifinals and finals, which will air on ABC 13 starting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, were filmed April 10 at DAR Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.

Throckmorton said it was a “real honor” to go to Washington, D.C. In addition to filming, the semifinalists took a tour of the White House with “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek.

“I was just so thrilled I got to play again,” Throckmorton said. “It’s like you get another leg in the adventure.”

The semifinals will air Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and the finals will air Thursday and Friday. The winner of the championship will take home $100,000 and will be invited to compete in the “Jeopardy!” Tournament of Champions.

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