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Season 6 in the News

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
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A look at Season 6 of High School Quiz Show in the press

Advanced Math and Science Academy Wins 2015 High School Quiz Show State Championship

Patch.com – May 19, 2015 (by Susan Petroni)

WGBH’s High School Quiz Show crowned Advanced Math and Science Academy (AMSA) the 2015 Season 6 Massachusetts Champion on Saturday, May 16. This is AMSA’s first championship title on WGBH’s award-winning academic tournament. The charter school is located in Marlborough. “Congratulations to the Advanced Math and Science Academy High School Quiz Show team,” said WGBH President and CEO Jon Abbott, in a press release.

AMSA Crowned High School Quiz Show Champions, Indian Kids Dominate the Team

Indianewengland.com – May 19, 2015

The Advanced Math and Science Academy (AMSA) Charter School of Marlborough, MA, was recently crowned the 2015 High School Quiz Show Champions. This is an annual quiz tournament hosted by WGBH Public TV. AMSA team, dominated by Indian kids, won after facing Newton North in an intense final round that aired on May 16. High School Quiz Show is a competitive, fast-paced televised quiz game where teams of 4 high school students from around Massachusetts compete against one another in 4 rounds of competition. AMSA team consists of juniors Shashank Madhu, Abhinav Kurada, Aniruddh Iyengar and Timothy Morrissey, along with alternate Ashwin Varghese and coach Jessica Bowen. Earlier in the year, around 116 high schools from all over Massachusetts competed at Super Sunday, the qualifying round of the competition, held at the WGBH studios in Brighton. Of these, only 16 teams were eligible for the next round of competition: the televised rounds.

Bishop Guertin Takes Granite State SuperChallenge

Patch.com – May 17, 2015 (by Tony Schinella)

It’s a rivalry that has grown over seasons of Granite State Challenge. On Saturday, in an almost player-to-player rematch of last year’s Granite State SuperChallenge game, Bishop Guertin High School topped defending champions Pinkerton Academy by a score of 380 to 130. From there, Bishop Guertin went on to defeat the Math & Science Academy Charter School team from Marlborough, MA, 635 to 450 in the NH-MA Governor’s Cup match. This marks the first time in 28 years that Bishop Guertin has won the Granite State SuperChallenge. And it’s the second consecutive win for New Hampshire in the Granite State vs. Bay State Governor’s Cup, a competition between the winning GSC team and the winner of the WGBH Boston High School Quiz Show.

Marlborough charter school wins quiz show state championship

Metrowestdailynews.com – May 17, 2015 (by Anamika Roy)

Marlborough’s Advanced Math and Science Academy (AMSA) is the 2015 state champion of WGBH’s High School Quiz Show. This is first time the school has won the academic tournament, which just completed its sixth season. Teammates and AMSA juniors Abhinav, Shashank, Aniruddh and Timothy represented their school throughout the season, coached by history and government teacher Jessica Bowen. Ashwin, also a junior, served as an alternate. In its press release, WGBH stated it did not release the last names of the students because they are minors.

Marlborough and Newton Schools Face Off in 'High School Quiz Show' Finals

Patch.com – May 11, 2015 (by Charlene Arsenault)

High School Quiz ShowWGBH’s award-winning academic tournament, heads into the season six championship match this week, when students from Marlborough’s Advanced Math and Science Academy match wits against students from Newton North High School. The schools defeated 14 other qualifying teams from Massachusetts to get to the finals, said the announcement. Mark it on your calendar, or set your DVR: the episode airs Saturday, May 16, at 6 p.m. on WGBH 2 and again on Sunday, May 17, at 5 p.m. on WGBH 2. “We are proud to see the continued growth in interest and enthusiasm High School Quiz Show generated by schools and communities across the state,” said executive producer Hillary Wells in an announcement.

Newton North advances to 'High School Quiz Show' final round

Newton.wickedlocal.com – May 11, 2015

"High School Quiz Show," WGBH’s academic tournament, heads into the season six championship match this week. Students from Marlborough’s Advanced Math and Science Academy will go head-to-head against students from Newton North High School after defeating 14 other qualifying teams from Massachusetts high schools. The episode will air Saturday, May 16 at 6 p.m. on WGBH 2 and again on Sunday, May 17 at 5 p.m. on WGBH 2. “We are proud to see the continued growth in interest and enthusiasm 'High School Quiz Show' generated by schools and communities across the state,” said executive producer Hillary Wells.

Belmont High School students compete in High School Quiz Show

Belmont.wickedlocal.com – April 27, 2015

Belmont High School students are moving on to compete against Advanced Math and Science Academy in the semifinals of High School Quiz Show at 6 p.m. this Saturday, May 2 on WGBH 2.

Flyers in Quarterfinals of WGBH's High School Quiz Show Tonight

Patch.com – April 11, 2015 (by Susan Petroni)

Eight Massachusetts high school academic teams advanced to the quarterfinal round of WGBH’s High School Quiz Show after besting their opponents in the first round. Tonight, April 11 at 6 p.m. on WGBH 2 it is Framingham High School vs. Belmont High School. This is Belmont’s academic team first time in the quarterfinals. Framingham has qualified for the quarterfinals before. “It’s been a very competitive season and a lot of that can be attributed to the fact that participating teams are now comfortable with the game format. It’s exciting to see strategy really coming into play,” said High School Quiz Show executive producer Hillary Wells in a press release. “Congratulations to the top eight teams moving on to the quarterfinals.”

Hingham Advances to Quarterfinals of High School Quiz Show

Patch.com – April 1, 2015 (by Daniel Libon)

Hingham High School is one of eight teams that will compete in the quarterfinals of the WGBH High School Show. In the round of 16, Hingham defeated Oliver Ames High School to earn a date with Acton-Boxborough. The quarterfinals of the award-winning academic tournament begin Saturday, April 4 at 6pm on WGBH 2 when Marlborough’s Advanced Math & Science Academy Charter School takes on Lexington High School in the quarterfinals for the second year in a row. Hingham vs. Acton-Boxborough is scheduled for April 25.

The other March Madness: Wellesley High team on TV quiz show this weekend

Theswellesleyreport.com – March 23, 2015

Find out how students from Wellesley High School did vs. Acton Boxborough High School on High School Quiz Show this Saturday, March 28 at 6pm on WGBH 2 (the show was pre-recorded).  These teams qualified for the final round of 16 that will appear on the show.

It's Hingham over Oliver Ames on 'High School Quiz Show'

Easton.wickedlocal.com – March 22, 2015 (by Maria Papadopoulos)

A team of students from Oliver Ames High School lost to Hingham on the "High School Quiz Show" over the weekend. The cerebral match between Oliver Ames and Hingham High School aired on Saturday and again on Sunday on WGBH 2. The show was taped on Jan. 25. “We were disappointed but the kids were just really positive about the whole experience that they had,” said Jack Tuite, a part-time teacher at Oliver Ames who was the coach for the Easton students.

Hingham Students to Compete on 'High School Quiz Show' This Weekend

Patch.com – March 20, 2015 (by Daniel Libon)

Hingham High School students will compete against Oliver Ames High School on the televised academic tournament “ High School Quiz Show” on Saturday, March 21. Contestants will be quizzed on current events, general knowledge and Massachusetts high school curriculum standards in subjects including literature, history, science and math. This will be the sixth season of “High School Quiz Show,” which is hosted by Billy Costa. “WGBH is proud to bring an entertaining spin to the world of high school academics for the sixth year running,” said WGBH President and CEO Jon Abbott in a press release.

Easton high school students to compete on quiz show

Enterprisenews.com – March 19, 2015 (by Cody Shepard)

What larger ocean is the Kara Sea a part of? Who became first lady weeks before the outbreak of the Civil War? What animal eats eucalyptus leaves? These are some of the questions high school students face in the popular High School Quiz Show. This Saturday, March 21, Easton’s Oliver Ames High School will battle Hingham High School at 6 p.m. on WGBH 2. The show was taped on Jan. 25. Last November, 120 high schools from around the state competed for a chance to participate on season six of the show, said Emily Balk, a spokeswoman for WGBH.

Oliver Ames Students to Compete on 'High School Quiz Show' This Weekend

Patch.com – March 18, 2015 (by Paige McAtee)

Oliver Ames High School students will compete against Hingham High School on the televised academic tournament “ High School Quiz Show” on Saturday, March 21. Contestants will be quizzed on current events, general knowledge and Massachusetts high school curriculum standards in subjects including literature, history, science and math. This will be the sixth season of “High School Quiz Show,” which is hosted by Billy Costa. “WGBH is proud to bring an entertaining spin to the world of high school academics for the sixth year running,” said WGBH President and CEO Jon Abbott in a press release.

OAHS team on WGBH's 'Quiz Show' March 21

Easton.wickedlocal.com – March 16, 2015 

Students from Oliver Ames High School will compete against students from Hingham High School on “High School Quiz Show” Saturday, March 21 at 6 p.m. on WGBH 2. The show was taped earlier this year in front of a studio audience at WGBH studios in Brighton. This is the first time Oliver Ames has made the top 16. Hingham has made the televised rounds each of the six years.

Watch Framingham High Compete in 'High School Quiz Show' Tonight

Patch.com – February 21, 2015 (by Susan Petroni)

Students from Framingham High School will compete against students from North Quincy High School on High School Quiz Showtonight, Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. on WGBH 2. The show was taped on Jan. 31. High School Quiz Showis a televised, single-elimination, bracketed academic tournament. The season six field includes three past champions and three schools making their first appearance in the tournament.

SLIDESHOW: Framingham 'Quiz Show' Team Moves On To Quarterfinals

Patch.com – February 22, 2015 (by Susan Petroni)

Framingham High’s team in WGBH’s High School Quiz Show won its match against North Quincy High School. The Flyers competing were Eli Bondar, Priyanka Roy, Jack Schneiderman, and Josh Werblin. Varun Tekur is the alternate team member. The show aired last night at 6, but was taped on January 31. Next up for the Flyers is the quarterfinals, already taped, but airing on April 21.

Hingham and North Quincy to compete on 'High School Quiz Show'

Patriotledger.com – February 13, 2015 (by Natalie Ornell)

North Quincy High School students are getting ready to used their brains and buzzers to seek victory on WGBH’s“High School Quiz Show.” The school was one of 12 that scored high enough on a 75-question exam in November to qualify for the TV show. Ninety schools entered. North Quincy High has competed on the show twice before. It won the competition two years ago. The North Quincy team will battle Framingham High School a week from Saturday at the WGBH studios.

Bow’s first Granite State Challenge round to air on NHPTV on Saturday

Concordmonitor.com – February 11, 2015

Granite State Challenge kicked off its 31st season last Saturday with a win by Bishop Guertin High School over Goffstown High School with a score of 440 to 145. Team captain Timothy Morrison’s quick buzzer reflex established and maintained Bishop Guertin’s lead. Bishop Guertin now advances to second round. The popular quiz contest begins the season with 16 Granite State high school teams battling toward the title. Also, for a third year, there will be a Granite State vs. Bay State Governor’s Cup match between the winners of the Granite State Superchallenge and the WGBH Boston High School Quiz Show.

Central Catholic students on WGBH High School Quiz Show 

Eagletribune.com – February 7, 2015

After competing in auditions which included 119 other Massachusetts high schools, a team of students from Central Catholic has been selected to be one of 16 high schools to compete on WGBH’s High School Quiz Show. Central’s appearance on the WGBH High School Quiz Show will be aired this Saturday, Feb. 7  at 6 p.m. on WGBH 2. This is the first year that Central Catholic has competed in this popular televised high school quiz tournament. The Central Catholic team is one of only two private schools that made it to the final 16 teams.

Framingham, 15 High Schools Compete in WGBH's High School Quiz Show

Framingham Patch – January 31, 2014 (by Susan Petroni)

Students from 16 Massachusetts high schools will face off in front of a studio audience in the opening rounds of High School Quiz Show today, including Framingham High at 2 p.m.
 
Arlington High School team to appear on WBGH's Quiz Show
 
Arlington.wickedlocal.com – January 27, 2015 (by Rebecca Straubing)
 
Arlington High School’s Quiz Team has been very busy these past couple of months. The team competed in WGBH’s Super Sunday qualifying event last November. Super Sunday is an event that numerous high school quiz teams throughout the state compete in. The top 16 teams then get to compete on WBGH’s High School Quiz Show, hosted by Billy Costa. This year Arlington has made it into one of the top 16 teams that will compete on the show.
 
Shrewsbury students to compete on ‘High School Quiz Show’
 
Communityadvocate.com – January 21, 2015 (by Valerie Franchi)
 
A team of six Shrewsbury High School (SHS) students will test their knowledge when they compete on the sixth season of WGBH TV’s “High School Quiz Show” Jan. 24 and 25 in Boston. Shrewsbury’s team is made up of senior co-captains David Du and Alex Todorov, senior Grant Xu, and juniors Mounith Madadi, Stephen Przybylek and Gokul Ajith. One of 16 finalists, SHS was selected out of 120 public and private Massachusetts schools that tried out on “Super Sunday” Nov. 9.
 
If you want to watch TV taping of Wellesley High Quiz team…
 
theswellesleyreport.com – January 3, 2015
 
A team of Wellesley High School students has again qualified for the final round of 16 that will compete for WGBH TV’s High School Quiz Show for 2015. Wellesley’s first round match-up is vs. Acton-Boxborough and taping takes place on Jan. 25 at 3pm in Boston.
 
Year in Review: Chelmsford Public Schools for 2014
 
Patch.com – December 30, 2014
 
…Students from Chelmsford High Schools competed on WGBH’s High School Quiz Show.
 
Quiz show dates set for local high schools
 
The Shrewsbury Chronicle – December 24, 2014
 
WGBH unveiled today the official bracket for the 2015 High School Quiz Show tournament. The seeded, 16-team, single-elimination tournament is produced and broadcast by WGBH and hosted by Billy Costa. Sixteen teams from across the Commonwealth, including several MetroWest teams, advanced from a pool of 120 schools to compete in the televised academic tournament. The season six field includes three past champions and three schools making their first appearance in the tournament.
 
Shrewsbury Takes on Belmont in 'High School Quiz Show'
 
The high school team competes in this annual TV quiz show on WGBH.
 
Belmont Patch – December 23, 2014 (by Charlene Arsenault)
 
WGBH has unveiled the official bracket for the 2015 High School Quiz Show tournament. The seeded, 16-team, single-elimination tournament is produced and broadcast by WGBH and hosted by Billy Costa. Sixteen teams from across the Commonwealth advanced from a pool of 120 schools to compete in the televised academic tournament. The season six field includes three past champions and three schools making their first appearance in the tournament. Belmont High School takes on Shrewsbury High School on Feb. 28.
 
Hingham, North Quincy schools to appear on 'Quiz Show
 
The Hingham Journal – December 23, 2014
 
Hingham High School will square off against Oliver Ames High School, and North Quincy High School will face Framingham High School in the first round of WGBH’s sixth annual “High School Quiz Show. ”The competition will be broadcast weekly on WGBH starting Feb. 7. There are 16 finalists competing in the tournament, which tests students’ knowledge on everything from literature to science, and from current events to general knowledge
 
Oliver Ames Takes on Hingham in 'High School Quiz Show
 
Easton Patch – December 23, 2013 (by Daniel Libon)
 
WGBH has unveiled the official bracket for the 2015 High School Quiz Show tournament. The seeded, 16-team, single-elimination tournament is produced and broadcast by WGBH and hosted by Billy Costa. Sixteen teams from across the Commonwealth advanced from a pool of 120 schools to compete in the televised academic tournament. The season six field includes three past champions and three schools making their first appearance in the tournament. Hingham High takes on Oliver Ames on March 21
 
Wellesley Takes on Acton-Boxborough in 'High School Quiz Show
 
Acton Patch – December 23, 2014 (by Charlene Arsenault)
 
WGBH has unveiled the official bracket for the 2015 High School Quiz Show tournament. The seeded, 16-team, single-elimination tournament is produced and broadcast by WGBH and hosted by Billy Costa. Sixteen teams from across the Commonwealth advanced from a pool of 120 schools to compete in the televised academic tournament. The season six field includes three past champions and three schools making their first appearance in the tournament. Acton-Boxborough takes on Wellesley on March 28
 
Newton North Takes on Chelmsford in 'High School Quiz Show
 
Chelmsford Patch – December 23, 2014 (by Charlene Arsenault)
 
WGBH has unveiled the official bracket for the 2015 High School Quiz Show tournament. The seeded, 16-team, single-elimination tournament is produced and broadcast by WGBH and hosted by Billy Costa. Sixteen teams from across the Commonwealth advanced from a pool of 120 schools to compete in the televised academic tournament. The season six field includes three past champions and three schools making their first appearance in the tournament. Chelmsford High takes on Newton North on March 14
 
Lexington Takes on BU Academy in 'High School Quiz Show
 
Patch.com – December 23, 2014 (by Charlene Arsenault)
 
WGBH has unveiled the official bracket for the 2015 High School Quiz Show tournament. The seeded, 16-team, single-elimination tournament is produced and broadcast by WGBH and hosted by Billy Costa. Sixteen teams from across the Commonwealth advanced from a pool of 120 schools to compete in the televised academic tournament. The season six field includes three past champions and three schools making their first appearance in the tournament. BU Academy takes on Lexington High on Feb. 14. “I’m excited to welcome a new and talented group of Massachusetts high school students into the High School Quiz Show fold,” said Executive Producer Hillary Wells. …“High School Quiz Show provides a dynamic stage for Massachuetts’ brightest students to show off their smarts, pride in their education and spirit of competition,” said WGBH President and CEO Jon Abbott. “We are delighted that WGBH continues to play an important role in educating the public about the intellectual prowess of the Commonwealth’s youth.”
 
ABOUT TOWN
 
Southcoasttoday.com – December 1, 2014
 
Bishop Stang and Dartmouth high school students recently participated in the qualifying round for WGBH's "High School Quiz Show," which tests students on science, literature, history and other academic topics. Math teacher Tom Copps of Mattapoisett led the team, which included Paul Hoey of Westport, Gabriel Nadolski of New Bedford, Sofia Maietta of Middleboro and Jessica Rush of Marion. This marks the first year the quiz show is open to students in parochial and private schools. The top 16 teams will compete for TV time on the show on seven days in January and February. More than 100 schools are vying for a shot.
 
Local student, teacher to participate in quiz show
 
Sippican.com – December 1, 2014
 
Bishop Stang High School was one of 100 schools that participated in the qualifying round for WGBH’s High School Quiz Show in early November. Although the team did not advance to the final 16 schools, this is the first year the quiz show was open to students in parochial and private schools. Bishop Stang math teacher and Mattapoisett resident Tom Copps led the team.
 
Chelmsford High School to Compete on WGBH's 'High School Quiz Show'
 
Chelmsford Patch, November 26, 2014 (by Liz Taurasi)
 
The tournament field for “High School Quiz Show’s” sixth season is set. Sixteen teams from across the Commonwealth advanced from a pool of 120 schools to compete in the televised academic tournament produced and broadcast by Boston public broadcaster WGBH and hosted by Billy Costa. The season six field includes three past champions and three schools new to the tournament.
 
Wellesley Competes In High School Quiz Show on WGBH
 
Wellesley Patch – November 26, 2014 (by Charlene Arsenault)
 
The tournament field for High School Quiz Show’s sixth season is set, and Shrewsbury High School made the cut. Sixteen teams from across the Commonwealth advanced from a pool of 120 schools to compete in the televised academic tournament produced and broadcast by Boston public broadcaster WGBH and hosted by Billy Costa. The season six field includes three past champions and three schools new to the tournament.
 
Easton students to compete on WGBH’s High School Quiz Show
 
The Easton Journal and Enterprise – November 25, 2014 
 
The tournament field for High School Quiz Show’s sixth season is set. Sixteen teams from across the Commonwealth advanced from a pool of 120 schools to compete in the televised academic tournament produced and broadcast by Boston public broadcaster WGBH and hosted by Billy Costa. The season six field includes three past champions and three schools new to the tournament including Oliver Ames High School in Easton.
 
Advanced Math and Science Academy Competes In High School Quiz Show on WGBH
 
Marlborough Patch – November 24, 2014 (by Charlene Arsenault)
 
The tournament field for High School Quiz Show’s sixth season is set, and Shrewsbury High School made the cut. Sixteen teams from across the Commonwealth advanced from a pool of 120 schools to compete in the televised academic tournament produced and broadcast by Boston public broadcaster WGBH and hosted by Billy Costa. The season six field includes three past champions and three schools new to the tournament.
 
Shrewsbury Competes In High School Quiz Show on WGBH
 
Shrewsbury Patch – November 24, 2014 (by Charlene Arsenault)
 
The tournament field for High School Quiz Show’s sixth season is set, and Shrewsbury High School made the cut. Sixteen teams from across the Commonwealth advanced from a pool of 120 schools to compete in the televised academic tournament produced and broadcast by Boston public broadcaster WGBH and hosted by Billy Costa. The season six field includes three past champions and three schools new to the tournament.
 
Wellesley High quiz kids qualify for TV show’s Final 16
 
Thewellesleyreport.com – November 24, 2014
 
A team of 6 Wellesley High School students has cracked the final 16 for season 6 of WGBH’s High School Quiz Show. That means the teens, who beat out dozens of other teams, will be competing in the bracketed single-elimination tourney on TV in the new year. This is the second year in a row that Wellesley’s team has made the final 16. This year’s team again boasts members with a diverse set of knowledge that should help them answer questions across various categories.
 
Local high schools headed to quiz show
 
The Malrborough Enterprise – November 24, 2014
 
Teams from Framingham, Shrewsbury, Advanced Math & Science Academy and season five champion Acton-Boxborough are headed to High School Quiz Show's sixth season. The tournament is produced and broadcast on WGBH and hosted by Billy Costa. Sixteen teams from across the state were selected out of a pool of 120 schools this year. The quiz show is a single-elimination, bracketed tournament where the winning team is named the state champion.
 
Belmont High students competing in WGBH Quiz Show
 
Taunton Daily Gazette – November 24, 2014 
 
The tournament field for High School Quiz Show’s sixth season is set. Sixteen teams from across the Commonwealth advanced from a pool of 120 schools to compete in the televised academic tournament produced and broadcast by Boston public broadcaster WGBH and hosted by Billy Costa. The season six field includes three past champions and three schools new to the tournament.
 
Hingham High School to Compete in Televised Quiz Show
 
Hingham Patch – November 24, 2014 (by Paige McAtee)
 
Hingham High School is among 15 other High Schools across the state that will compete in a televised academic tournament. The schools were chosen out of 120 schools in a high school quiz show broadcasted by WGBH.
 
Local high schools headed to quiz show
 
The MetroWest Daily News – November 24, 2014
 
Teams from Framingham, Shrewsbury, Advanced Math & Science Academy and season five champion Acton-Boxborough are headed to High School Quiz Show's sixth season. The tournament is produced and broadcast on WGBH and hosted by Billy Costa. Sixteen teams from across the state were selected out of a pool of 120 schools this year. The quiz show is a single-elimination, bracketed tournament where the winning team is named the state champion.
 
NRHS Seniors Score High at the WGBH High School Quiz Show
 
North Reading Patch – November 23, 2014 (by Marina Tramontozzi)
 
North Reading High School participated in the WGBH High School Quiz Show on Sunday, November 16, 2014. The High School Quiz Show is an award-winning single-elimination academic team competition for high school students in both public and private schools in Massachusetts. After an application process, only one hundred twenty teams were allowed to compete at the WGBH studios in Brighton.
 
Waltham High School seeks shot on WGBH's 'High School Quiz Show'
 
Waltham.wickedlocal.com – November 14, 2014
 
On Sunday, Nov. 16, 120 high schools from across Massachusetts, including Waltham High School, will compete for a chance to participate on season six of "High School Quiz Show," the Emmy Award- and Parents’ Choice Award-winning program produced and broadcast by WGBH and hosted by Billy Costa. During “Super Sunday,” each academic team of four students will take an identical oral quiz of 100 questions based on the Massachusetts curriculum at WGBH Studios in Brighton.
 
SouthCoast students to compete on WGBH High School Quiz Show
 
Southcoasttoday.com – November 14, 2014 (by Carol Kozma)
 
Paula Jardin, a U.S. History teacher at Fairhaven High School, said she has been watching WGBH's High School Quiz Show for many years. But while there have been several local competitors (Dartmouth High made the finals last year) she personally hasn't seen a local school compete. This year, she definitely will. Several area schools will be among those competing in the "Jeopardy"-like televised show that asks students science, history, literature and other academic subject questions.
 
Local students competing in WGBH's ‘High School Quiz Show'
 
The Milford Daily News– November 10, 2014
 
Students from eight local high schools will compete for spots on WGBH’s “High School Quiz Show” this weekend. Teams of four students from each school will travel to the WGBH studio in Brighton Sunday to participate in the show’s “Super Sunday” qualifying event. They will be quizzed on 100 questions derived from the state curriculum and vetted by The Princeton Review. Categories range from literature, history, science and math to current events and general knowledge. One hundred and twenty schools registered to compete on the show’s sixth season, which is open for the first time to private and parochial high schools.
 
Local students competing in WGBH's ‘High School Quiz Show'
 
The Framingham Tab– November 10, 2014
 
Students from eight local high schools will compete for spots on WGBH’s “High School Quiz Show” this weekend. Teams of four students from each school will travel to the WGBH studio in Brighton Sunday to participate in the show’s “Super Sunday” qualifying event. They will be quizzed on 100 questions derived from the state curriculum and vetted by The Princeton Review. Categories range from literature, history, science and math to current events and general knowledge. One hundred and twenty schools registered to compete on the show’s sixth season, which is open for the first time to private and parochial high schools.
 
Local students competing in WGBH's ‘High School Quiz Show'
 
The Sudbury Town Crier – November 10, 2014
 
Students from eight local high schools will compete for spots on WGBH’s “High School Quiz Show” this weekend. Teams of four students from each school will travel to the WGBH studio in Brighton Sunday to participate in the show’s “Super Sunday” qualifying event. They will be quizzed on 100 questions derived from the state curriculum and vetted by The Princeton Review. Categories range from literature, history, science and math to current events and general knowledge. One hundred and twenty schools registered to compete on the show’s sixth season, which is open for the first time to private and parochial high schools.
 
Dover-Sherborn taking part in 'High School Quiz Show'
 
Dover.wickedlocal.com – November 9, 2014
 
Dover-Sherborn will be among 120 high schools from across Massachusetts taking part “Super Sunday,” the first round of “High School Quiz Show,” on Sunday, Nov. 16, at the WGBH-TV studios in Brighton. During “Super Sunday,” each academic team of four students will take an identical oral quiz of 100 questions based on the Massachusetts curriculum. Of the 120 teams registered to compete on “Super Sunday” this year, 36 schools, including 21 private and parochial high schools, are participating for the first time.
 
Brockton High team headed to WGBH quiz show
 
Enterprisenews.com – November 7, 2014 (by Michele Morgan Bolton)
 
The questions come fast and furious. And the four sophomores from Judy Luber-Narod’s Brockton High School honors chemistry class shout the answers before the words are even out of celebrity host Billy Costa’s mouth. The group is watching a taped version of High School Quiz Show, an Emmy-award-winning scholastic competition starting its sixth season on WGBH. …On “Super Sunday” on Nov. 16, the team will be competing with 120 other teams from around the state for an actual spot on the show. It’s the first year that Brockton High School is participating along with 35 other newcomers, including 21 private and parochial high schools, organizers said.
 
Rockland High School taking part in 'Quiz Show'
 
Rockland.wickedlocal.com – November 5, 2014
 
Rockland High School is among the taking part in "High School Quiz show" on Sunday, Nov. 16. One hundred twenty high schools from across Massachusetts will compete for a chance to participate on season six of "High School Quiz Show," the Emmy Award- and Parents’ Choice Award-winning program produced and broadcast by WGBH and hosted by Billy Costa.During Super Sunday, each academic team of four students will take an identical oral quiz of 100 questions based on the Massachusetts curriculum at WGBH Studios in Brighton.
 
‘HIGH SCHOOL QUIZ SHOW:’ Area high schools participating in battle of the brains
 
Marion.wickedlocal.com – November 5, 2014
 
Cape Cod Regional Technical High School and Bishop Stang High School, which each accept students from the Tri-towns, will be among 120 high schools from across Massachusetts competing for a chance to participate on season six of "High School Quiz Show," the Emmy Award- and Parents’ Choice Award-winning program produced and broadcast by WGBH and hosted by Billy Costa Sunday, Nov. 16. Teams from Fairhaven High School and Apponequet High School are also competing. During "Super Sunday," each academic team of four students will take an identical oral quiz of 100 questions based on the Massachusetts curriculum at WGBH Studios in Brighton.
 
‘HIGH SCHOOL QUIZ SHOW:’ Area high schools participating in battle of the brains
 
The Sentinel – November 5, 2014
 
Cape Cod Regional Technical High School and Bishop Stang High School, which each accept students from the Tri-towns, will be among 120 high schools from across Massachusetts competing for a chance to participate on season six of "High School Quiz Show," the Emmy Award- and Parents’ Choice Award-winning program produced and broadcast by WGBH and hosted by Billy Costa Sunday, Nov. 16. Teams from Fairhaven High School and Apponequet High School are also competing. During "Super Sunday," each academic team of four students will take an identical oral quiz of 100 questions based on the Massachusetts curriculum at WGBH Studios in Brighton.
 
MHS Students Set For WGBH ‘Super Sunday’
 
Capenews.net – October 31, 2014 (by Lannan M. O’Brien)
 
Six Mashpee students are preparing to compete in Season 6 of WGBH’s “High School Quiz Show,” award-winning academic team competition for high school students throughout the state. On Sunday, November 16, dubbed “Super Sunday” by the television station, seniors James Boyd, Sierra Donovan, and Thomas LeFavor, and juniors Alex Westcott, Jeffrey Demanche, and Emmett Sweeney will trek to the WGBH Studios in Brighton to take a 100-question quiz.
 
Area high schools to battle it out for chance to be on quiz show
 
Thesunchronicle.com – October 29, 2014 (by Emily O’Donnell)
 
Six area schools will compete for a chance to participate in the sixth season of WGBH's High School Quiz Show. Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High School, Foxboro High School, Foxboro Regional Charter School, Mansfield High School, Norton High School, and Seekonk High School students will battle teams from 114 other Massachusetts schools to win a spot on the Emmy award-winning program produced and broadcast on TV by WGBH. On Nov. 16, or "Super Sunday," local schools will send teams of four students to take an identical oral quiz of 100 questions based on the Massachusetts curriculum at WGBH Studios in Brighton.
 
Martha's Vineyard Regional High School to Compete in High School Quiz Show Qualifier
 
Patch.com – October 28, 2014 (by Les Masterson)
 
Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School will be one of 120 high schools from across Massachusetts that will compete for a chance to take part in Season 6 of the High School Quiz Show on WGBH. The schools will compete on Nov. 16 during “Super Sunday” at the WGBH Studios. Each academic team of four students will take an identical oral quiz of 100 questions based on the Massachusetts curriculum.
 
Norton High to Compete in High School Quiz Show Qualifier
 
Norton Patch – October 28, 2014 (by Les Masterson)
 
Norton High School will be one of 120 high schools from across Massachusetts that will compete for a chance to take part in Season 6 of the High School Quiz Show on WGBH.
 
Plymouth North High to Compete in High School Quiz Show Qualifier
 
Hingham Patch – October 28, 2014 (by Les Masterson)
 
Plymouth North High School will be one of 120 high schools from across Massachusetts that will compete for a chance to take part in Season 6 of the High School Quiz Show on WGBH.
 
North Andover High to Compete in High School Quiz Show Qualifier
 
Hingham Patch – October 28, 2014 (by Les Masterson)
 
North Andover High School will be one of 120 high schools from across Massachusetts that will compete for a chance to take part in Season 6 of the High School Quiz Show on WGBH.
 
Hingham High School to Compete in High School Quiz Show Qualifier
 
Hingham Patch – October 28, 2014 (by Les Masterson)
 
Hingham High School will be one of 120 high schools from across Massachusetts that will compete for a chance to take part in Season 6 of the High School Quiz Show on WGBH.
 
Notes From The October 2, 2014, Mashpee School Committee Meeting
 
capenews.net – October 6, 2014
 
Middle/high school principal Sean M. Gilrein announced that a team of students has signed up for the WGBH High School Quiz Show on November 16 in Boston. “Our goal is to become one of 16 Massachusetts schools to compete for the title of state champion,” he said.

Oliver Ames High School to Compete in WGBH High School Quiz Show Qualifier

Easton Patch – October 27, 2014 (by Daniel Libon)

Can high school students from Easton win the area’s ultimate quiz show? Oliver Ames High School will send a team to compete in the Super Sunday qualifier for WGBH’s High School Quiz Show.

Foxborough High School to Compete in WGBH High School Quiz Show Qualifier

Foxborough Patch – October 27, 2014 (by Daniel Libon)

Can high school students from Easton win the area’s ultimate quiz show? Oliver Ames High School will send a team to compete in the Super Sunday qualifier for WGBH’s High School Quiz Show.

Milton High School to Compete in WGBH High School Quiz Show Qualifier

Milton Patch – October 27, 2014 (by Daniel Libon)

Can high school students from Milton win the area’s ultimate quiz show? Milton High School will send a team to compete in the Super Sunday qualifier for WGBH’s High School Quiz Show.

Mansfield High School to Compete in WGBH High School Quiz Show Qualifier

Milton Patch – October 27, 2014 (by Daniel Libon)

Can high school students in Mansfield win the area’s ultimate quiz show? Mansfield High School will send a team to compete in the Super Sunday qualifier for WGBH’s High School Quiz Show.

BMHS to compete on High School Quiz Show

The Billerica Minuteman – October 27, 2014

On Nov. 16, 120 high schools from across Massachusetts, including Billerica Memorial High School, will compete for a chance to participate on season six of High School Quiz Show, the Emmy Award- and Parents’ Choice Award-winning program produced and broadcast by WGBH and hosted by Billy Costa.

Canton High to Compete in High School Quiz Show Qualifier

Canton Patch – October 28, 2014 (by Les Masterson)

Canton High School will be one of 120 high schools from across Massachusetts that will compete for a chance to take part in Season 6 of the High School Quiz Show on WGBH. The schools will compete on Nov. 16 during “Super Sunday” at the WGBH Studios. Each academic team of four students will take an identical oral quiz of 100 questions based on the Massachusetts curriculum. The top 16 teams will advance to play on a televised, single-elimination, bracketed academic tournament.

Hopkinton High to Compete in WGBH's Quiz Show 'Super Sunday' Qualifying Event

Hopkinton Patch – October 27, 2014 (by Charlene Arsenault)

On Sunday, Nov. 16, 120 high schools from across Massachusetts, including Hopkinton High School, compete for a chance to participate on season six of High School Quiz Show, the Emmy Award- and Parents’ Choice Award-winning program produced and broadcast by WGBH and hosted by Billy Costa. During “Super Sunday,” each academic team of four students will take an identical oral quiz of 100 questions based on the Massachusetts curriculum at WGBH Studios in Brighton. Of the 120 teams registered to compete on “Super Sunday” this year, 36 schools, including 21 private and parochial high schools, are participating for the first time. This is the first year the tournament has been open to private and parochial high schools.

Needham High to Compete in WGBH's Quiz Show 'Super Sunday' Qualifying Event

Patch.com – October 27, 2014 (by Charlene Arsenault)
 
On Sunday, Nov. 16, 120 high schools from across Massachusetts, including Needham High School, compete for a chance to participate on season six of High School Quiz Show, the Emmy Award- and Parents’ Choice Award-winning program produced and broadcast by WGBH and hosted by Billy Costa. During “Super Sunday,” each academic team of four students will take an identical oral quiz of 100 questions based on the Massachusetts curriculum at WGBH Studios in Brighton.
 

 

High School Quiz Show Season 6

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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The following 16 schools competed on Season 6 of High School Quiz Show!

Thank you again to all the Massachusetts high schools that joined us at WGBH on Super Sunday!

Abby Kelley Foster Charter High School
Amesbury High School
Apponequet Regional High School
Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School
Auburn High School
Austin Preparatory School
Bartlett High School
Beverly High School
Billerica Memorial High School
Bishop Stang High School
Blue Hills Technical High School
Brimmer and May School
British International School of Boston
Brockton High School
Bromfield School
Brookline High School
Canton High School
Cape Cod Regional Technical High School
Catholic Memorial School
Codman Academy
Dartmouth High School
Dighton Rehoboth Regional High School
Dover-Sherborn High School
Dracut High School
Everett High School
Fairhaven High School
Fontbonne Academy
Foxborough High School
Foxborough Regional Charter School
Franklin High School
Frontier Regional High School
Gardner High School
Georgetown High School
Groton-Dunstable Regional High School
Hampshire Regional High School
Hanover High School
Haverhill High School
Holyoke High School
Hopkinton High School
Hull High School
Ipswich High School
Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School
Littleton High School
Lowell High School
Lynn Classical High School
Lynn English High School
Malden Catholic High School
Mansfield High School
Marblehead High School
Martha's Vineyard Regional High School
Masconomet Regional High School
Mashpee High School
Melrose High School
Methuen High School
Millbury Memorial High School
Millis High School
Milton High School
Mohawk Trail Regional High School
Montrose School
Mount Alvernia High School
Mystic Valley Regional Charter School
Nantucket High School
Natick High School
Nazareth Academy
Needham High School
New England Academy
Noble and Greenough School
North Andover High School
North Reading High School
Northampton High School
Norton High School
Norwell High School
Norwood High School
Notre Dame Academy
Plymouth North High School
Pope John Paul II High School
Quabbin Regional High School
Quincy High School
Reading Memorial High School
Rockport High School
Sacred Heart High School
Saint Joseph Preparatory High School
Seekonk High School
Shepherd Hill Regional High School
Somerset Berkley Regional High School
Somerville High School
South High Community School
Southbridge High School
Southwick-Tolland Regional High School
St. Mary's High School
Swampscott High School
Tahanto Regional High School
Tantasqua Regional Senior High School
Taunton High School
Thayer Academy
Tyngsborough High School
Waltham High School
Westfield High School
Westford Academy
Weston High School
Weymouth High School
Williston Northampton School
Winthrop High School

Season 5 | 2014 Tournament Bracket

Thursday, January 2, 2014
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Congratulations to Acton-Boxborough Regional High School, and thanks to all the teams for a great season!

 

 

Season Five in the News

Thursday, November 14, 2013
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A look at Season 5 of High School Quiz Show in the press



Somerville Neighborhood News #14 - May 6, 2014
Somerville Neighborhood News, 5/6/14

Somerville Neighborhood News #13 - April 22, 2014

The news goes with the Somerville High School Quiz Team to the quarter-finals of "Quiz Show" at WGBH.
Somerville Neighborhood News, 4/22/14

Sharon High wins Quizbowl

A team from Sharon High School won the state Quizbowl championship April 5 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Sharon began participating in the Quizbowl about 4 years ago after first fielding a team for WGBH's High School Quiz Show.
Boston Globe, 4/13/14

Swampscott helps team win 'Baseball Edition' of 'High School Quiz Show'

Answering "I don't know" on nearly any quiz will get you zero points for that question. For Swampscott High senior Chris, it was not only the right answer but it helped his "National League" team win the Baseball Edition of WGBH's High School Quiz Show.
Swampscott Reporter, 4/9/14

Critic's Corner: What's on TV this weekend

This special edition of the WGBH competition pitting local high schools against each other in a showdown of smarts has a Red Sox theme.
Boston Globe, 4/5/14

Holbrook student tests baseball knowledge on Channel 2 Saturday
Holbrook Junior-Senior High School sophomore Brian will particpate in a special baseball edition of High School Quiz Show.
Holbrook Sun, 3/31/14

AHS on "High School Quiz Show" Saturday

Thanks to the volunteer leadership of Latin teacher Ed Foley, this new Arlington High School team has grown over the past two years...The 2013-2014 team retained the full roster and recruited five additional underclassmen members who practice with the team.
YourArlington.com, 3/24/14

5 things to do this weekend

A team from Acton-Boxborough Regional High School will compete on the WGBH program, 'High School Quiz Show.'...The team takes on Longmeadow High School in a first-round match Saturday, March 22 at 6p.m. on WGBH 2.
Acton Beacon, 3/20/14

Westford students test knowledge in WGBH quiz show

After making it into the top 16 qualifying teams, the team spent countless hours practicing by watching re-runs of the quiz show.
Westford Eagle, 3/17/14

High School Quiz Show team advances to quarterfinals
After defeating Westford Academy in the first round of High School Quiz Show March 1, this school's team will face Rockport.
TheNewtonite.com, 3/14/14

High-school quiz team loses in overtime
After the heated 30-minute round that ultimately ended in a tiebreaker, a rarity for the show, the team of four wasn't quite fast enough to buzz in their answer to: "On April 14, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln was shot while watching the play 'Our American Cousin' at what Washington, D.C. theater?" (The answer: Ford's Theatre).
The Inquirer and Mirror, 3/14/14

Somerville Neighborhood News #10 - March 11, 2014

How did the Somerville High School Quiz Show team do against Nantucket High?
Somerville Neighborhood News, 3/11/14

Island students will compete on 'quiz show'

Nantucket High School will compete against Somerville High School on "High School Quiz Show," airing at 6 p.m. Saturday on WGBH, Channel 2. It is the first time Nantucket High has appeared on the academic quiz show.
Cape Cod Times, 3/7/14

NHS "Quiz Show" episode airs this weekend
The island community and beyond will have a chance to watch a group of Nantucket High School students compete Saturday in a televised round of WGBH's "High School Quiz Show."
The Inquirer and Mirror, 3/3/14

High School Quiz Show team to compete Saturday

This school's High School Quiz Show team will compete against Westfor Academy in the first round of WGBH's annual High School Quiz Show competition.
TheNewtonite.com, 2/27/14

Holbrook student takes his cuts at quiz show

When Holbrook Junior/Senior High School Principal Vincent Hayward received an email about possible participants for the baseball edition of WGBH's "High School Quiz Show," he immediately knew who to nominate.
Holbrook Sun, 2/26/14

Somerville Neighborhood News #9 - February 25, 2014

"Everyone knows Somerville kids are really smart, but did you know how smart? The Somerville High School quiz team beat out 80 teams from across the state to win a spot to compete on the WGBH High School Quiz Show."
Somerville Neighborhood News, 2/25/14

Rising stars aim for their dreams

Though Jack Libresco's driving passion is theater, the 16-year-old from Arlington participates in a range of activites from music and poetry to sports...He's the president of the poetry club and the editor of the literary magazine at Arlington High. He's also on a team that is competing this season on WGBH's "High School Quiz Show."
Boston Globe, 2/23/14

RHS battles CHS on 'GBH

How did they do? Well, you'll have to tune in this weekend to find out what happened when Rockport High School took on Chelmsford in a first-round match on "High School Quiz Show."
Cape Ann Beacon, 2/19/14

Newton North Seniors compete on WGBH's High School Quiz Show

Four Newton North students are more than just everyday whiz kids - they get to play whiz kids on TV.
Newton Tab, 2/15/14

'High School Quiz Show' returns Saturday; Notable guests test students

The Emmy and Parent's Choice Award-winning show will feature notable guests, such as famed "Jeopardy!" winner Ken Jennings, who will kick off the season this Saturday, Medford native and TV personality Maria Menounos, Mayor Marty Walsh, Governor Deval Patrick and Olympian Hannah Kearney.
Boston.com, 2/7/14

Dover-Sherborn Students on WGBH Quiz Show
This was the first time in school history that D-S has made it to the TV round after repeated attempts and preliminary elmination.
Hometown Weekly, 1/29/14

Nantucket High School Team Competes on "High School Quiz Show"

This year, Nantucket High School was selected for the first time, and they recently traveled to Boston to tape the show.
WCAI, 1/26/14

AMSA team heading to TV quiz show

For the second year in a row, a team of students from the Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School will test their academic chops against some of the other best and brightest high school quiz teams in the state, all in front of a television audience.
MetroWest Daily News, 1/25/14

Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter to Compete on WGBH's 'High School Quiz Show'

Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School will square off with Melrose-based Mystic Valley Regional Charter School on Saturday during the preliminary round of WGBH's "High School Quiz Show" state tournament.
Marlborough Patch, 1/24/14

Sharon vs. Hingham on 'High School Quiz Show'

In an episode to be aired at 6 p.m. on March 15 on WGBH 2, Sharon High School will take on Hingham High School in its first round contest.
Sharon Advocate, 1/24/14

High school selected to compete on quiz show

Rockport High School has again been selected to compete on the WGBH "High School Quiz Show."
Boston Globe, 12/12/13

DHS team to compete on High School Quiz Show

The schools that will compete for the state title include Dartmouth High School, Hingham High School (fifth time in tournament), and Kongmeadow High School, the season one state champion
SouthCoastToday.com, 11/20/13

Hingham High earns spot in WGBH High School Quiz Show for fifth year
Hingham High School will return to the WGBH High School Quiz Show for the fifth consecutive year, becoming the longest-running team in this year's competition.
Boston.com, 11/18/13

Mystic Valley Charter School makes 'Sweet 16' for High School Quiz Show Season 5

Mystic Valley Regional Charter School is among the schools in the competition.
Medford Transcript, 11/17/13

Sharon qualifies for 'High School Quiz Show'

Sharon is among the 16 Massachusetts public high school academic teams - from a pool of more than 95 public high schools throughout Massachusetts - advanced to compete on season five of  "High School Quiz Show."
Sharon Advocate, 11/14/13


SB's best get quizzed

Students from Somerset Berkley Regional High School who are among the top in the different academic areas competed in the qualifying round for the WGBH High School Quiz Show on Nov. 3.
SouthCoastToday.com, 11/13/13

Hingham team returning to 'High School Quiz Show'
A team from Hingham High School will compete once again in WGBH-TV’s “High School Quiz Show.”
Patriot Ledger, 11/12/13

AHS academic team to compete in season five of WGBH's High School Quiz Show
Sixteen Massachusetts public high school academic teams, including one from Arlington High School advanced to compete on season five of High School Quiz Show
Arlington Advocate, 11/12/13

Hingham High to Compete on WGBH's High School Quiz Show

Students from Hingham High School will join 15 other Massachusetts schools in WGBH's High School Quiz Show, in its fifth season and premiering in February.
Hingham Patch, 11/12/13

NRHS Juniors Participate in WGBH High School Quiz Show
North Reading High School participated in the WGBH High School Quiz Show on Sunday, November 3, 2013.
North Reading Patch, 11/11/13

South Shore teams try for spots on ‘High School Quiz Show'
Teams from 11 local high schools are waiting to find out if they will be TV contestants in the fifth season of “High School Quiz Show."
Patriot Ledger, 11/5/13

Championship Round: Lexington meets North Quincy

Sunday, May 19, 2013
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Keep Up with High School Quiz Show

Sunday, April 7, 2013
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