“Jeopardy!” contestant Amy Schneider is heading into Monday’s episode with a winning streak, joining the few openly trans winners on the show, and is thanking the trans competitors who came before her. 

Schneider, an engineering manager from Oakland, California, became a three-day champion on Friday’s episode with $110,200 in winnings after she entered the Final Jeopardy round $25,000 ahead of her competitor and wagered a whopping $15,000.

Sbecame the five-day champ on Tuesday. This guarantees her a place in next year’s tournament with top players and total wins of $170,000.

“I could’ve bet as high as 24,999. I was considering it. Schneider said in several tweets that it was difficult. It was a mistake to bet on the car’s price. However, it was a winning strategy that paid off once again. I had more than $100K in total winnings. That’s it. HUNDRED. THOUSAND. DOLLARS. “I mean, it’s still hard to believe that it happened, even though I was just watching it on national television.” 

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Friday’s win coincidentally fell on the final day of Trans Awareness Week, which runs every year from Nov. 13-19. 

Schneider isn’t the only openly trans contestant on the game-show. Schneider noted that there were many others who competed before her. This included Kate Freeman last year, who was the first openly trans champion.

Thank you to everyone for your hard work! Schneider tweeted.

Also, she discussed backlash Viewers who felt it was inappropriate for the show to include a category titled “Naturalized Woman,” which featured questions about famous women who were not born in the U.S. and later became naturalized citizens. USA TODAY reached “Jeopardy!” For more information, please contact the following representatives 

Schneider stated that there wasn’t anything wrong with the episode and that he had completely forgotten about it until he watched it today. It’s evident that it was rearranged with the transgender woman performing on-stage, which I find very unfortunate. 

Trans Awareness WeekTrans people can’t seem to stop hearing about the horrible news. There are ways to get out of this mess.

It’s not a “two-sides” issue:Transgender people exist. Why does there exist a debate about whether transgender people should be granted rights?



Source: USAToday.com

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