Jordan High School students enjoy 'Jeopardy' experience

DURHAM (WTVD) -- The timeless theme song of the hit television quiz show Jeopardy could be heard at Charles E. Jordan High School on Wednesday.

That's because Jeopardy Clue Crew member Jimmy McGuire stopped by with a special delivery.

"It's hard enough to get the attention of 10th graders," explained McGuire. "In a matter of seconds, once we start playing the game, it gets a little loud. People are screaming. They're having fun and they're learning."

Jeopardy and its affiliate station ABC11 gave Jordan High School the classroom version of the popular show. It's an interactive learning tool based on the quiz show.

"What makes it so great is teachers can customize Jeopardy games to whatever they're teaching," said McGuire.

The electronic device can be found thousands of schools nationwide. Jordan High School is among five other schools getting the chance to play and learn.

"It's definitely a proud moment. This is a great group of kids," said history teacher Monica Flamini. "I know they were really excited. It's really cool that we got the chance to do this."

Flamini's American History class got an academic workout in the double jeopardy round.

"I think it helps you remember a lot, especially when final exams come," said Dante McIntyre, a Jordan High School student. "You want to make sure you remember all of the information you can so you can give the right answers."

The students did so well that McGuire thinks they're ready for the big time.

"It is my hope that one of the students here at Jordan High School will end up on the big show. So I'm going to issue a challenge to the kids today," McGuire added.

New episodes of Jeopardy can be seen on ABC11 at 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

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