Fairfield Village resident Priscilla Geissal
has been carrying around a secret for months now.
Priscilla Geissal, left, and Meredith Vieira are shown during the taping of the show, which will air Tuesday.
, left, and Meredith Vieira are shown during the taping of the show, which will air Tuesday.
To make it to this stage, Geissal
passed three tests.
First it was a written test where she
had to answer 30 multiple choice questions in 20 minutes.
The former school teacher, and now a columnist for the West Marion Messenger
, admits to feeling a bit of a panic when she
first saw the test.
"I never would give my students multiple choice tests.
When they would ask about them, I would ask them 'when in life are you going to get a multiple choice?'" she
passed the test and then when through a personal interview before finally auditioning for the show.
Years ago Geissal often would watch the game show with her
daughter knew the answers to so many questions, her
mother often encourage Geissal
to try out for the show.
It wasn't until her
Mother passed away that Geissal
was hit with the desire to try out for the show.
In honor of her
wore earring and a ring that once belonged to her
mother for the taping of the show.
it wasn't about winning the money that was on her
"It was something I wanted to do," she
very glad she
"It was one of the biggest thrills to have the chance to do something I always wanted to do but never thought I would have the change to do it," she
Now that's has accomplished that dream she
is hoping her
debut happens Tuesday.
"I hope I am not preempted by a speech from Barack Obama or something," she