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Yorktown Sixth Grade Teacher to Appear on ‘Millionaire’

Jill Proskin, a Cross River resident, will appear on the show on Wednesday and Thursday at 12:30 p.m. on ABC channel 7.

A family vacation on a Disney Cruise, money away for two daughters' college education and a shopping spree at Tiffany’s may be in Jill Proskin's near future. 

That's what Proskin, a Cross River resident who has been a sixth-grade teacher at the Yorktown Central School District for 20 years, will do if she becomes a millionaire. 

The world will find out Proskin’s financial fate when she appears on "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" in the episodes airing Wednesday, Nov. 28 and Thursday, Nov. 29 at 12:30 p.m. on ABC, channel 7. 

A kid at heart, Proskin said students love her because of her "strange sense of humor" and "whimsical approach to life." Her family and friends call her the "pop-up queen" because she’s obsessed with pop-up books. The woman owns more than 200 pop-up books and even has a whole room in her house dedicated to the collection.

Proskin's husband David accompanied her to New York City and sat in the Millionaire audience as Proskin's on-air companion for the show. The couple has two daughters – Hayleigh, 12, and Alanna Jolie, 10.

The game show is in its eleventh season and hosted by Irvington resident Meredith Vieira. Vieira, an Emmy award winner, has hosted more than 1,800 episodes over 10 seasons and has given out more than $70 million in winnings to contestants.

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Yorkie Resident November 28, 2012 at 04:19 PM
Good luck Jill! We'll never forget how important in our lives you were... Jolie and Skyler Levy (he's a junior now!)

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