Langley teacher crowned second-brainiest

A singing chemistry teacher made it to the final round of Canada's Smartest Person.

Langley’s Jason Vander-Hoek came close to capturing the title of Canada’s Smartest Person on the CBC game show Sunday.

Vander-Hoek, a teacher at Surrey’s Johnston Heights Secondary, came in second in a nail-biting finale. He had won the chance to compete in a seven-person finale contest after beating three others during a preliminary round.

Vander-Hoek dominated several categories of the game show, which tested various types of intelligence from math and word games to creativity, but was just edged out by Newfoundland student Katy Warren.

 

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