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Josiah Washington and Alex Trebek
Josiah Washington with Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek

Library Volunteer Receives Key to the City from Mayor Benjamin

Josiah Washington has been a fan of Richland Library for years. Now, the library is a fan of Josiah Washington!  This Richland Library Junior Volunteer recently appeared on Jeopardy Kids, and also received a Key to the City of Columbia from Mayor Steve Benjamin.

Josiah credits the library with nurturing his lifelong quest for knowledge.  At a young age, he attended storytime, and the library has been a big part of his life from that moment forward.

The majority of the resources Josiah used to prepare for his appearance on Jeopardy were from the Children’s Room at Main. He studied countless trivia books and almanacs, and librarians supplied him with suggestions for great websites to gather study materials.

When watching Jeopardy, Josiah enjoys the geography, pop culture, current events and history categories. Josiah knew that being on the show would be thrilling.

Josiah decided at the age of four that Jeopardy was on his bucket list. Cross that one off, Josiah, and congratulations to you and your family!

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