July 12, 2019
Sam Kavanaugh, a 2009 Carlton High School graduate, showed the country how a teacher handles the Jeopardy quiz show in a taping shown Wednesday, winning $38,000 and knocking off the three-day winner for the right to play again. A crowd of supporters watched the
Minneapolis teacher at the Streetcar Kitchen and Pub in Carlton, where his aunt and uncle, Rob and Teresa Kavanaugh, held a Jeopardy viewing party. They offered a free drink if he answered a Daily Double. He did. Sam is the son of Ed and the late Jane Kavanaugh. Ed was perched at the Streetcar (right) watching his son. Kavanaugh posted a message on his Facebook page June 30 about the show. "As many of you know, being on this show has been something I've dreamed about, prepared for, and otherwise obsessed over for years," he wrote. “I feel so grateful that I've finally been given the chance to say something foolish in front of The Most Trusted Man in America, Alex Trebek.”
Tune into the popular quiz show at 5 p.m. on CBS 3 to see if the former Bulldog is still going strong or check next week's Pine Knot News for more.