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Wake County teacher dominates (again) on ‘Jeopardy!’ He’s back on Friday.

Lee Quinn, a teacher at Broughton High School in Raleigh, with “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek.
Lee Quinn, a teacher at Broughton High School in Raleigh, with “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek. Courtesy of Lee Quinn

Lee Quinn’s “Jeopardy!” streak continues.

Quinn, who teaches at Broughton High School in Raleigh, won again on Thursday, bringing home $20,400. That’s in addition to the $22,400 he won on Wednesday’s show.

He led both rounds Thursday and got the final “Jeopardy!” correct: “The name of this cracker that’s been around since 1903 suggests that it was baked three times.” (What is Triscuit?)

When he first appeared on the show Wednesday, Quinn swept categories about banner years and presidential burial sites. He beat Gilbert Collins on Wednesday, who’d won five times at that point.

Quinn will be on the show again at 7 p.m. Friday on ABC11. The shows are pre-taped, and Quinn can’t say how far he advanced or how much he won.

But he can tell you that “Jeopardy!” tapes five episodes in a day and that he had to bring three changes of clothes with him when he filmed back in September.

Pressley Baird: 919-829-8935, @pressleybaird

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