Good News: Oscar winning teacher and Millionaire countdown

By Kristen Hampton - bio l email

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A Hopewell High School teacher is $25,000 wealthier thanks to the winning of a huge national award.

Cynthia Rudolph is a biology teacher at Hopewell, and the proud recipient of the 2009 Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award.

The award recipients represent the best and brightest of the teaching profession.

We also have an update to a story we've been following for weeks. Jehan Shamsid-Deen won $250,000 in October on 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire'.

Jehan's stellar performance has earned her another chance in the hot-seat and a shot at the whole million.

Jehan's not saying whether or not she wins, but the program airs right here on WBTV tomorrow night at 7:30.