Hardy Elementary teacher to appear on ‘Family Feud’

Published 5:27 pm Thursday, April 20, 2023

An Isle of Wight County teacher and her family will be contestants on the television game show “Family Feud.”

The show, hosted by comedian Steve Harvey, features two families who compete to guess the most popular answers to survey questions. Those who correctly name one of the top answers after several rounds of questions can accrue enough points to win cash prizes.

Past questions put to contestants on the show include “Name something a single dad might borrow from his teenage son for a date” and “Name a country in which you wish you had a vacation home.”

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Monique Claude-Pollard, a kindergarten, first- and second-grade inclusion teacher at Hardy Elementary, will be on the show April 24-28. The episodes will air on WTVZ each night at 7:30.

Pollard has been watching “Family Feud” since the 1970s when she was a child. The show first aired in July 1976.

Pollard and her family watch the show every day. Last year, her youngest son, Jordan, entered a video audition to become contestants themselves.

“They contacted me for a Zoom audition and the rest is history,” Pollard said.

The family traveled to Atlanta in July to film the episodes over three days.

Family Feud’s rules specify contestants must have five family members related by blood, marriage or adoption. There’s no age requirement, though the show recommends contestants be at least 15 years old due to the nature of some of the questions.

Pollard’s team includes herself, her husband, Mark, her sons, Jordan and Jacobi, and her sister, Shelley Washington, of New Jersey. Jacobi is a 2019 Smithfield High School graduate and Jordan still attends Isle of Wight County Schools.