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Local Teacher To Compete On 'Jeopardy' This Week

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Culver City, CA—Two Virginia teachers—one of them a Prince George County teacher—will compete along with 13 other educators in the "Jeopardy! Teachers Tournament," beginning Monday.

Fifteen of the nation's brightest educator have been selected to compete in the two-week tournament on the popular game show, airing November 7-20.

"Teachers play such an important role encouraging and motivating our students to reach their full potential," said "Jeopardy!" Executive Producer Harry Friedman. "This tournament gives them a chance to shine and reminds us how imperative good educators are in shaping the future of our children."

Marcia Edmundson is a French teacher at Prince George High School in Prince George County. She tells 8News she has always dreamed of being on "Jeopardy!" and was very excited when she was invited to be on the show on August 22. Edmundson is a Chesterfield native, and will appear on the show on Monday night at 7:30 PM.

Michael Farabaugh, an educator at Monticello High School in Charlottesville, will also appear on the show this week.

Watch "Jeopardy!" on WRIC TV8 weeknights at 7:30 PM. You can also play the online version of "Jeopardy!" with your family here on our website.

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