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March 27, 2017

Eight Schools Advance to WGBH’s High School Quiz Show Quarterfinals

Students from eight Massachusetts high schools move on to the next round of competition beginning April 1 on WGBH 2

BOSTON (March 27, 2017) – WGBH’s High School Quiz Show has announced the eight Massachusetts high schools that have advanced to the quarterfinal round of the academic competition. The sixteen teams that competed in the first round received the highest scores at Super Sunday, emerging from a pool of more than 110 Massachusetts high schools vying for a spot on the program. The quarterfinals of the award-winning academic tournament begin Saturday, April 1 at 6pm on WGBH 2 when Brookline High School takes on Lexington High School. The other matchups are:

April 8: Hingham High School vs. Somerville High School          

April 15: Chelmsford High School vs. Newton North High School            

April 22: Advanced Math and Science Academy vs. Thayer Academy

“We have a strong group of students moving into the next round of High School Quiz Show,” said executive producer Hillary Wells. “Their hard work and preparation has really paid off, and we wish them all the best as we head into the quarterfinals.” 

Hosted by Billy Costa, High School Quiz Show is produced and broadcast by WGBH. The eighth season of the program concludes on Saturday, May 13 with the Massachusetts State Championship at 6pm, followed by the fifth annual Governor’s Cup Challenge, an interstate quiz show face-off, at 6:30pm where WGBH’s High School Quiz Show state champion team will meet New Hampshire Public Television’s Granite State Challenge winner.

About High School Quiz Show

High School Quiz Show is endorsed by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education and the Massachusetts PTA. 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 the Museum of Science, XFINITY from Comcast, Hood, Harvard Summer School Programs for High School Students, and Subaru of New England.
For more information, visit highschoolquizshow.org or follow the show on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About WGBH

WGBH Boston is America’s preeminent public broadcaster and the largest producer of PBS content for TV and the Web, including MasterpieceAntiques Roadshow, Frontline, Nova, American Experience, ArthurCurious George, and more than a dozen other primetime, lifestyle and children’s series. WGBH’s television channels include WGBH 2, WGBX 44, and the digital channels World and Create. WGBH TV productions focusing on the region’s diverse community include Greater BostonBasic Black and High School Quiz Show. WGBH Radio serves listeners across New England with 89.7 WGBH, Boston’s Local NPR®; 99.5 WCRB Classical Radio Boston; and WCAI, the Cape and Islands NPR® Station. WGBH also is a major source of programs for public radio (among them, PRI’s The World®), a leader in educational multimedia (including PBS LearningMedia™, providing the nation’s educators with free, curriculum-based digital content), and a pioneer in technologies and services that make media accessible to deaf, hard of hearing, blind and visually impaired audiences. WGBH has been recognized with hundreds of honors: Emmys, Peabodys, duPont-Columbia Awards and Oscars. Find more information at wgbh.org.



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