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May 9, 2013

And the answer is... ‘Jeopardy!’ Clue Crew demonstrates classroom quiz


Claremore High School students in teacher Jan McClaren’s AP European History class participated in a “Jeopardy!”-style educational experience Thursday afternoon. 
Jimmy McGuire from the “Jeopardy!” Clue Crew demonstrated the motivational tool while the students competed in groups, answering questions  in the quiz show format. 
McGuire travels the country and internationally as a “roving correspondent,” taping video clues that are incorporated into the syndicated show. In addition to his “clue duties,” he hosts various events to promote education in schools around the country.
Classroom “Jeopardy!” is an affordable electronic version of the quiz show that can be tailored by educators to suit specific curriculum whie bringing the familiar sights and sounds of “Jeopardy!” directly into the classroom.
“Everything but host Alex Trebek is in that box and the game hooks up to any television or projection screen,” said McGuire. “Anyone can play. My friend used it for a bachelorette party.”
He said the operator controls the types of question the game reads.
Before the game began McGuire introduced current contestant for the “Jeopardy!” College Championship Forrest Farjadian, who along with teacher Jan McClaren read some of the questions throughout the game.
Farjadian, a recent graduate of Claremore High School, said some of the best memories he ever made in his life were at CHS.
“It’s a wonderful place. I’m so happy to be back,” he said. “All of my former teachers were popping out wanting to say ‘hey’ and take pictures. It has been great being back home.”
At the end of McGuire’s presentation, “Jeopardy!” and Tulsa’s KTUL-TV donated Classroom “Jeopardy!” for the student body to enjoy.
Farjadian will compete on Friday’s episode which airs locally at 4:30 p.m.

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