Teacher to try his luck on Deal Or No Deal
An elementary teacher will be heading off to try his luck on TV show Deal Or No Deal.
Pat Hook, a fourth grade teacher at Liberty Ridge Elementary School in Woodbury, was picked from 10,000 contestant wannabes who took part in auditions in Inver Grove Heights last November.
Now, he has been told by the show's producers that he will be taking part in a special new twist on the traditional format of the show, in which he and his three supporters will be flown to a mystery destination somewhere in the world for filming to take place.
"I told my class two weeks ago," said Hook, who is 28 and lives in Roberts, Wis., with his wife, two sons and a daughter.
"They were super excited -- the whole day was a disaster because all they wanted to talk about was Deal Or No Deal."
Students at Liberty Ridge are planning a special send-off for Hook before he leaves April 20, when kids and staff will take part in a mock Deal Or No Deal to give Hook a trial run before he faces Howie Mandel for real.
SEE THE WOODBURY BULLETIN, OUT APRIL 16, FOR THE FULL STORY.