SUNY Canton Assistant Librarian Cori Wilhelm will appear on NBC’s Jeopardy! game show at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4 on WPTZ.
The story has widely circulated the local media and has been the subject of many conversations at the College. Wilhelm participated in the game show and was filmed in August at the SONY Lot in Culver City L.A. She has been limited about what she can say about the show until after the broadcast.
“I can’t wait until it airs so that I can talk about it openly with my friends and co-employees,” the Assistant Librarian said. “The attention has been a bit overwhelming, but I appreciate the support. It’s great to know how many people are supportive and are planning on watching.”
She said she began studying during the qualification rounds, but studied a lot more, and harder, when she got the call to be a contestant. She used an online database of old Jeopardy questions to prepare.
“It’s hard to study in advance, because you don’t know what’s on the show,” Wilhelm said. “But being a librarian, I help students do research all the time. It keeps me fresh and gives access to a lot of topics.”
The Assistant Librarian had previously taken online qualification tests and had auditioned to be on the show twice, after receiving encouragement of her friends and family.
Wilhelm is a graduated from Parishville-Hopkington Central High School in 2000, earned her undergraduate degree in History from St. Lawrence University in 2003, a master’s in Education from SUNY Potsdam 2005, and another degree from the University at Buffalo in library science 2011. She began working in SUNY Canton Office of Admissions in 2006, and started her current position in 2012.