KHS Teacher David Clemmons Wins Jeopardy! Teacher Tournament
Keller High School’s David Clemmons won the 2017 Jeopardy! Teacher Tournament, the game show’s annual two-week competition featuring school teachers from across the country.
Mr. Clemmons, a U.S. History teacher, won $100,000 as the Teacher Tournament Champion, finishing with the most money after the two-day Finals which aired May 18-19. Leading by $1,000 after the first day of the Finals, Mr. Clemmons took a lead into Final Jeopardy! where he wagered big and answered correctly to win the Tournament.
Watch the CBS 11 story to see his big moment!
After traveling to Los Angeles to film the episodes of the game show in March, Mr. Clemmons had to keep the results of the shows secret. His First-Round episode aired on Wednesday, May 10, and saw the U.S. History teacher cruise to a victory as the only contestant on the panel to correctly answer Final Jeopardy! His Semifinal episode that aired Monday, May 15, was a much more competitive affair. Clemmons found himself substantially behind his opponents midway through Double Jeopardy! before going on an epic run that included correctly answering a “true” Daily Double and Final Jeopardy!
He also received a $2,500 grant from Farmers Insurance for simply participating in the Tournament, which he plans to spend on classroom technology. As the Teachers Tournament Champion, Mr. Clemmons will also be eligible to compete in the future in Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions.
See the behind-the-scenes moments in this Jeopardy! video.
Click here for more information on the Jeopardy! Teachers Tournament on the official Jeopardy! website.