A thirteen-year-old South Carolina kid scored big on Jeopardy – a rare bright moment for the Palmetto State on the national stage.
Josiah Washington of Columbia won $22,000 on the popular game show, which requires contestants to come up with the correct questions in response to answers provided by host Alex Trebek.
The question Josiah nailed was on state postal abbreviations – as he correctly asked “What is Alabama and Louisiana?” in response to the answer “like New Mexico and Minnesota, these two states’ postal abbreviations are the reverse of one another.”
The show was filmed several months ago, but finally aired this week. For more on the story, check out this report in The (Columbia, S.C.) State newspaper.
Good for Josiah … and (for once) good for South Carolina.