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Episodes Tape Oct. 1 and 2, to air beginning Nov. 7

It's the Jeopardy! Teachers Tournament!

CULVER CITY, CALIF. (September 28, 2012) -- Fifteen of the country's brightest educators have been selected to compete in the upcoming Jeopardy! Teachers Tournament. The two-week tournament tapes Oct. 1 and 2 at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City and will air 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."

The winner of the competition will receive $100,000 and a guaranteed spot in the Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions. The second place winner will earn a minimum of $50,000 and third place $25,000. Semifinalists receive $10,000, and contestants eliminated in the first round receive $5,000. In addition, each teacher will receive a Classroom Jeopardy! unit for their school courtesy of Educational Insights, maker of Classroom Jeopardy!

The following teachers will compete in the tournament:

Tina Baybay-Bykov William R. Boone High School Orlando, Fla.
Colby Burnett Fenwick High School Chicago, Ill.
Robin Cheney Rancho Viejo Montessori School Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif.
Whitney Collins The Browning School New York, N.Y.
Marcia Edmundson Prince George High School Chesterfield, Va.
Michael Farabaugh Monticello High School Charlottesville, Va.
John Hines Todd Beamer High School Tacoma, Wash.
Drew Joanides Miami Sunset Senior High School Miami, Fla.
Francesca Leibowitz Poly Prep Country Day School Brooklyn, N.Y.
Brenton Montie Centennial Middle School South Lyon, Mich.
Diana North Richmond Drive Elementary School Rock Hill, S.C.
Christopher Pae Berkmar High School Suwanee, Ga.
Terry Parker Westminster Christian School Cutler Bay, Fla.
Marion Penning Roland Park Country School Baltimore , Md.
Kate Wilson Loveless Academic Magnet Program H.S. Montgomery, Ala.

Jeopardy!, the winner of a 2012 Peabody Award and 30 Emmy Awards, including the 2012 Emmy for Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Program, was inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records for the most awards won by a TV Game Show. The series is the #1-rated quiz show in syndication with 25 million viewers each week. Jeopardy! is produced by Sony Pictures Television, a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company. It is distributed domestically by CBS Television Distribution and internationally by CBS Television International, both units of CBS Corp.