A video of a Watauga High School Valedictorian has gone viral after her recent appearance on Jeopardy. Margaret Miles, WHS ’77, appearance on the show gained a lot of interest after her “‘hopelessly stereotypical librarian” comment.
Alex Trebek ask about her life, as she was ahead at the break with $7,600.
The Star News in Wilmington reported:
Margaret Miles of Wilmington upheld the honor of librarians everywhere, winning the championship on the episode of “Jeopardy!” broadcast Thursday.
Miles, a longtime youth services librarian with the New Hanover County Public Library, broke into an early lead on the syndicated TV game show and never relinquished it. She had a total of $13,000 at the end of the first round, $32,000 after Double Jeopardy, then added an extra $8,100 in the final round by knowing the state with the shortest border with Canada (Idaho).
“You have the demeanor of a librarian,” host Alex Trebek remarked to Miles during a break in the action. “You’re very calm.”
Miles calmly solved an array of puzzlers, always being careful, in “Jeopardy!” tradition, to phrase her responses in the form of a question.