FA on TV: Appearance on The ClassH-Room Game Show on Fox29 Philadelphia
On May 14, a group of our Foundation Collegiate Academy students and teachers appeared as contestants on The ClassH-Room, a Fox29 Philadelphia trivia-based game show where students and teachers from grades 7-12 compete against each other to see who knows the most! With a grand prize of $500 up for grabs, the competition was FIERCE.
Foundation Collegiate Academy teachers Ms. Stone, Ms. Bradshaw, and Ms. Hawk, and students Julio Delgado (12th grade), Seth Robeson (11th grade), and Jacklyn Gutierrez (11th grade) made us proud by representing Foundation well.
At the end of the game, the students took home the big win! However, that’s not the best part: when it came time for the winning team to claim their $500 prize, our generous scholars decided to donate it to their teachers to be used for gifts, supplies and refreshments for Teacher Appreciation Week.
ClassH-Room show host Richard Curtis commented that this was the FIRST time in the show’s history that students had behaved so generously with their winnings. When asked why they donated their prize, our students’ response was “Teachers are the best part of Foundation.”
We’re so proud of our thoughtful and giving students!
So, what was it like to be on television? Our eleventh-grader Jacklyn Gutierrez filled us in:
“It was so cool to be on the set of a TV show and to be able to see the process behind producing a show for mainstream media. Winning was a highlight of course, but I’m just grateful that I got to have a great time with my friends and my favorite teachers!”
The show aired on Fox29 Philadelphia and is also listed on YouTube. You can watch the full episode online below!
Michelle Lawlor, Marketing and Communications Associate, spearheads Foundation Academies’ marketing and communication efforts. Born and raised in Trenton, New Jersey, Michelle holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism/Multimedia Communications from Rider University.