A Fort Edward (corrected) native who works as a teacher downstate has been raking in some nice cash on the TV game show Jeopardy! this week.
Francois "Chip" Barcomb, a 1986 St. Mary's Academy grad who now lives in New Paltz, has been making his way through the annual Jeopardy! teachers tourney over the past two weeks, winning again with a total of $18,801 in a show broadcast Tuesday night. The margin of $4 was exceptionally close, though.
He won over $20,000 in one of his preliminary contests last week.
Barcomb is a physics teacher at Henrick Hudson High School in Westchester County.
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Barcomb will continue to try to make his way through the teachers tourney, where the top prize is $100,000, when the next round is broadcast Thursday night. The show is on ABC Channel 10 locally at 7 p.m.
-- Don Lehman