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10 Community: Students jump for Classroom Jeopardy!

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Hillsborough County, FL - Students at Alonso High geared up for some fierce competition. On Tuesday morning the 'Gold' team even tried to psych out their opponents with a table slapping cheer. Thumbs at the ready on their own buzzers, the students were buzzing with excitement for the games to begin.

Kelly Miyahara, a member of Jeopardy!'s Clue Crew, and 10 News presented an electronic version of the popular game show to the school and "thank you's" rang out.

Here's the beauty of Classroom Jeopardy! It can be programmed for any subject. And when students correctly shouted out answers about the U.S, Constitution... well, it was like music to the ears of history teacher Norman Potts.

"I loved it when they finally got to the Amendment categories and knowing I actually did something right in the classroom," the popular teacher said with a chuckle.

And students say a game show show-down spices things up. 

"The competitiveness of it, makes you actually want to learn," said Alonso junior Jean-Luc Knowles. "Instead of doing what most people do, which is sleep in class."

The Classroom Jeopardy! setup runs about $500, but the excitement it brings to learning, may be priceless.

10 News selected Alonso High for the gift, because students there donated nearly $700 worth of toys to 10's Toy Box.

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