Owasso teacher competes on 'Let's Ask America,' airing Wednesday
BY BRAVETTA HASSELL World Scene Writer
Wednesday, October 03, 2012
10/03/12 at 6:58 AM
Part of Tricia Wynn's knack for gauging public opinion comes from her students.
As someone who teaches 13-year-olds, Wynn wants to know as much about them as she can.
"I'm constantly trying to figure out what they are thinking, what they are doing - how can I channel that into what I need them to do, so I'm constantly thinking about what they're thinking about," said the 26-year-old Tulsa native and Owasso 8th Grade Center choir teacher who appears on the new game show "Let's Ask America" this week.
On the show, four contestants compete via Skype to win up to $50,000 cash. The show polls Americans about different topics to find out what people are thinking. Contestants win money for each answer they correctly predict.
A question could be about who teens would rather spend the day with: Justin Bieber or Miley Cyrus' old character Hannah Montana?
Wynn would know that answer.
"Oh, it's Justin Bieber, I definitely think," Wynn said of the hypothetical.
As to other questions beyond the realm of combination locks and class dismissal bells, call it life experience and intuition.
Wynn expects that she'll be extremely nervous seeing herself Wednesday on TV. She can't even remember half of the things she said when the show taped last month, she said.
Except the phrase "My name's Tricia! And I'm ready to win $50,000!"
Wynn announced that with what sounds like the same amount of bubbling gusto she had the day she played the game. And as her voice tells it, she's still got it.
It's why her husband can't wait for the show to air, she said.
But Thursday? The day after Wynn's been seen on the show, which her friends and family will have watched and her students promised they'd tape?
"I have not prepared myself for that," the Owasso teacher said. She will have to wait until she watches to see what she looked like and how she came off, and then she'll see how she prepares for her return to school Thursday morning.
"It was just a lot of fun," Wynn said.
Tune in to find out how Wynn fares on "Let's Ask America," at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday on KJRH channel 2, Cox cable 9.
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Tricia Wynn will compete on the game show "Let's Ask America" at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday on KJRH channel 2, cable 9. Courtesy