Cleveland Heights teacher will compete Thursday on 'Let's Ask America'

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio - Performing before a crowd is nothing new for Treva Offutt.

Offutt is a performing arts teacher at Laurel School in Shaker Heights. However, Thursday night, she will be performing before a much larger audience.

At 7:30 p.m. on NewsChannel5, Offutt will compete to win up to $50,000 on the brand-new television game show, " Let's Ask America ."

The new game show allows the home viewer to be a contestant on the show on TV from the comfort of their home using Skype.

"It's very surreal because you are not physically with the people that you are competing with," said Offutt. "You really don't get that sense of, ‘I'm there.'''

Offutt admits she didn't fully understand the format of the show when she was interviewed and tested by producers via Skype.

"You don't know what they're going to ask you, what the questions are going to pertain to and you get this sense of, ‘I'm going to trust myself,' but you're not really answering as yourself," she said.

Offutt competed on the show from her kitchen, surrounded by her puppets. She admits the experience was fun and she had to improvise a lot, however, she cannot reveal whether she won or lost.

"You never know what's going to be thrown at you and sometimes you have to go with the flow" she said. "It was a great experience and I encourage anybody to participate. Just know you're never going to know what's going to happen and that's part of the fun."

Tune in to NewsChannel5 at 7:30 p.m. tonight to watch Treva Offutt compete to win up to $50,000 on "Let's Ask America."

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