High school classmates predicted Burnsville teacher's appearance on Jeopardy

A couple of decades ago, Kathryn Wendling's classmates at Duluth East voted her most likely to appear on Jeopardy. Now that likelihood is reality. Wendling took part in the game show's two-week teachers tournament. It'll be broadcast beginning Feb. 15.
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A couple of decades ago, Kathryn Wendling's classmates at Duluth East voted her most likely to appear on Jeopardy. Now that likelihood is reality. Wendling took part in the game show's two-week teachers tournament. It'll be broadcast beginning Feb. 15.

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