Former resident on ‘Jeopardy’

MARQUETTE – A former Marquette resident will try her hand tonight at making it into the finals of this year’s “Jeopardy” Teachers Tournament.

Mary Beth Hammerstrom, a Northern Michigan University alumna living in Anchorage, Alaska, works as a social studies and economics teacher at A.J. Dimmond High School.

The show will air at 7 p.m. on WBUP 10.

Hammerstrom already made it through the quarter-final rounds, which aired last week. She’ll be competing tonight for a spot in the final round of the tournament.

Teaching also appears to run in the family – Hammerstrom’s brother Eric Hammerstrom is an English teacher at Marquette Senior High School.

A total of 15 teachers from across the country will take part in the tournament, hoping to win the grand prize of $100,000.

Every teacher in the contest will receive $5,000 and a Classroom “Jeopardy” unit for their school, courtesy of Educational Insights.