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Teacher spends thousands of game show winnings on students


A Mississippi teacher is the star of the show at West Harrison High School in Harrison County, the Huffington Post reports. Spanish teacher Deborah Bishop treated her 20 Spanish Honor Society students to a night on the town Wednesday — dinner at a fancy New Orleans restaurant, limousine pick-up and tickets to the opera, all while dropping off toy donations at the Children’s Hospital on the way. The night was a pricey excursion, costing Bishop $3,000 out of pocket, but was all made possible by a $23,500 prize she won in September on TV game show “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?”

“I told [show host] Meredith Vieira with tears in my eyes that I wanted to bring my Spanish Honor Society to the opera,” Bishop told WLOX. “I’d have plenty of money to pay for it, because I didn’t want them to have to worry about it. I wanted to do this for them. Because they’re good kids. They work really hard in my class. They’re honor students and they should have the best of the best.”

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