A junior high school social studies teacher from Orland Hills, Illinois...

Steven Evenhouse

Students: Good luck Mr. Evenhouse! [Applause and cheering]

My name is Steven Evenhouse, I teach at Summit Hill Junior High School in Frankfort, Illinois, and I teach social studies.

What made you choose teaching as a career?
Well, I really, uh, like my subject area, and I think I chose teaching because I had so many excellent teachers growing up.

How did your students react when they found out you made it on Jeopardy!?
Very excited. They, uh, all my students were whooping and hollering. I've had no end of trivia questions for the last few months from each of my students every day.

What is your dream category?
Ooh. I think my dream category would be OSCAR WINNERS.

What's the most rewarding aspect of being a teacher?
I think the most rewarding part is getting to see kids at graduation, having 'em come up and say thank you, and then, I think it's a big reward, too, to have students come back, years later, to tell you what they've done with what you taught them.

Tune in! You might learn a thing or two!

"He likes teaching because it gives him a captive audience for his bad jokes. From Orland Hills, Illinois, welcome..."

2012-A Teachers Tournament quarterfinalist: $5,000.

Steven teaches at Summit Hill Junior High School in Frankfort, Illinois.

Last name pronounced like "EE-ven-house".

Steven appeared in the following archived game:
#6314, aired 2012-02-16 Jessica Dell'Era vs. Steven Evenhouse vs. Brooks Humphreys 2012-A Teachers Tournament quarterfinal game 2.

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