Jeopardy! Legend Comes To Iowa…Sort of
Just off of her history-making game show run, Amy Schneider will be making a visit to Iowa...well kind of.
Schneider made history on the beloved game show Jeopardy! earlier this year. The Ohio native broke records on the program after achieving a 40-day winning streak over the course of several months. Schneider made her very first appearance on the show in November of last year.
She is the very first woman to do such a feat in the show's history, according to the New York Times. The game show contestant has the second-longest streak of ANY player in program history, just behind Ken Jennings' record of 74 consecutive wins.
The winning streak came to an end in January when Schneider lost to Rhone Talsma. That loss is nothing to cry about though! She ended up going home with $1.4 million; and breaking another record with that big chunk of change! Schneider is the first woman to surpass $1 million in earnings for the show.
However, the Jeopardy! champ didn't just make waves for this amazing record, she also is a member of the LGBTQ+ community.
Schneider is a proud trans woman and seems to be using her newfound fame to inspire people just like her.
Officials from Iowa Governor's Conference on LGBTQ Youth have announced that Schneider will be giving this year's keynote address. In a Facebook post from the Iowa Safe Schools page officials said,
"You're not going to want to miss out on the celebrity keynote at the 17th Annual Governor's Conference on LGBTQ Youth taking place virtually on April 15th - we're thrilled to welcome Amy Schneider to our virtual stage!"
Schneider will not be there in person, but she will still give the virtual keynote address. For more information, you can check out the organization's website.
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