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March 30, 2015

Quarterfinal Rounds Begin on WGBH’s High School Quiz Show

Students from eight Massachusetts high schools face off in an academic tournament starting April 4 on WGBH 2

BOSTON, Mass. (March 30, 2015) – Eight Massachusetts high school academic teams have advanced to the quarterfinal round of WGBH’s High School Quiz Show after besting their opponents in the first round. The quarterfinals of the award-winning academic tournament begin Saturday, April 4 at 6pm on WGBH 2. Marlborough’s Advanced Math & Science Academy Charter School takes on Lexington High School in the quarterfinals for the second year in a row. The other matchups include:

·    April 11: Belmont High School vs. Framingham High School                                                      

·    April 18: Arlington High School vs. Newton North High School                                                 

·    April 25: Acton-Boxborough Regional High School vs. Hingham High School      

The Belmont academic team will compete in the High School Quiz Show quarterfinals for the first time. Each of the other schools advancing to the final eight have appeared in 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. “Congratulations to the top eight teams moving on to the quarterfinals.”

Hosted by Billy Costa, High School Quiz Show is produced and broadcast by WGBH. The sixth season of the program concludes on Saturday, May 16 with the Governor’s Cup Challenge. WGBH’s High School Quiz Show state champion team will meet New Hampshire Public Television’s Granite State Challenge winner for the third annual interstate quiz show face-off.

High School Quiz Show is endorsed by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education and the Massachusetts PTA. The Princeton Review judges the televised competition and reviews the program’s questions. Questions on the show are aligned with the Massachusetts high school curriculum standards in subjects that include literature, history, science and math, as well as current events and general knowledge. Major funding for High School Quiz Show is provided by Safety Insurance. Additional funding is provided by Massachusetts Teachers Association, XFINITY from Comcast, Harvard Summer School Secondary School Program, Bentley University and Subaru of New England.
For more information, visit highschoolquizshow.org or follow the show on Facebook and Twitter.
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