Eastern Carolina Woman Loses Second Night On Jeopardy

A Jacksonville woman who won Jeopardy Thursday evening was hoping she could hold on for another win Friday, but the win for Jenifer Thomas was short lived.

After being crowned Jeopardy Champion Thursday, Thomas came in 2nd Friday, Ending her game show glory.

But it's not all bad news for Thomas, the school teacher at Morton Elementary in Jacksonville came home $13,400 dollars richer.

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One Jacksonville woman got to show off her smarts Thursday night on the popular game show Jeopardy.

Jennifer Thomas of Jacksonville was featured on Jeopardy Thursday night and won. Her grand total was $13,400.

Thomas is a student teacher at Morton Elementary School in Jacksonville.

Thomas will compete again Friday night.

Jeopardy airs each weeknight at 7:30, only on WITN

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  • by blossom Location: Tampa on Oct 4, 2009 at 10:10 AM
    I was struck by her confidence, knowledge, calmness maturity and humility. To me, these testify to a solid foundation of solid parental upbringing and loving support. It really was not about the mone.
  • by Donna Location: Jacksonville on Oct 4, 2009 at 06:37 AM
    I cannot believe what I am reading! Intelligence is not measured by where you are from. The fact that Jenifer was intelligent enough to even make it on Jeopaardy shows that she has more intelligence than those who have nothing better to do than post ignorant comments online (Dave). Congratulations Jenifer! What a wonderful role model you are for the children that you teach!(By the way, I am a Jacksonville, NC native!)
  • by Eva Location: Washington, DC on Oct 3, 2009 at 06:35 PM
    Congratulations, Jenifer! You did an excellent job and well earned. I know you will get positive & negative feedback comments, but, you have a good handle on who you are and your talent - don't allow ANYONE take that away from you.
  • by KitKat Location: Jacksonville on Oct 3, 2009 at 10:20 AM
    Congrats, Jenifer! Proud of you; you did a fine job. Sorry you didn't go further, but I'm sure you enjoyed the experience. Best wishes for all your future endeavors.
  • by Jeff Location: Winterville on Oct 3, 2009 at 05:31 AM
    Congratulations, Jennifer. I was excited to see that you won the final Jeopardy round. You're awesome. We're all proud of you.
  • by Dave Location: next door on Oct 2, 2009 at 08:30 PM
    Sorry Dwight, but the high school teacher from Garner post is NOT mine. MOST people would know that because I would NEVER admit to being from Raleigh.
  • by Dwight Location: Jacksonville on Oct 2, 2009 at 08:24 PM
    To all the contributors: Jenifer Thomas is my daughter and I am extremely proud of her. Not everyone can appreciate the years of hard work that went into her Jeopardy appearances. I appreciate all of the people who have taken the time to watch the show or read the online stories. The comments from ALL of you are greatly appreciated. Dwight
  • by Dwight Location: Jacksonville on Oct 2, 2009 at 07:57 PM
    TruthBTold (verb and preposition) FIST. A question does not make a "point". YOUR POINT IS NOT MADE BECAUSE YOU ASK ME TO TELL YOU THAT IT IS MADE. A statement makes a "point". It is complete in itself and does not require validation from another source. Second. Prove has two past participles: proved and proven. Proved is the older form. Proven is the variant. In the 20th century, proven has made inroads into the territory once dominated by proved, so that now the two forms compete on equal footing as participles. However, when used as an adjective before a noun, proven is now the more common word. "ON" is a preposition, so, proved is appropriate. Please, enough bantering between you and I. I do make mistakes. I have enjoyed our conversation very much. We have gotten away from the original subject which is an insult to this sight. I apologize. Dwight
  • by Dwight Location: Jacksonville on Oct 2, 2009 at 07:28 PM
    Dave, Dave, Dave "one and done" ouch! The THREE postings from you: -high school teacher -slow news day -Yank than a hick/redneck Looks like "old saying" time for someone.
  • by Cat on Oct 2, 2009 at 07:21 PM
    She seemed like a really nice lady in the interview. Her family did as well. I am happy for her. Proud to say she is from NC!

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