WGBH News and Media Relations


May 23, 2016

Lexington High School Wins "High School Quiz Show" State Championship


BOSTON, Mass. WGBH’s High School Quiz Show crowned Lexington High School the 2016 Season Seven State Champion on Saturday, May 21. This is Lexington’s first championship title on WGBH’s award-winning academic tournament.

“Congratulations to the students from Lexington High School who rose to the challenge of High School Quiz Show’s academic rigor,” said WGBH President and CEO Jon Abbott. “The depth of knowledge that Massachusetts students showcase on WGBH’s academic competition is a testament to their dedication and ambition.”

Teammates Colin, Devin, Krishna and Ravi represented their school this season, coached by Social Studies teacher Bill Cole and Chemistry teacher Kari Darling. Their additional teammates are Duncan and Reggie. (WGBH policy does not allow the release of minors’ full names. Last names can be requested through school staff. Contact Emily Balk for more information.)

Hosted by Boston radio and television personality Billy Costa, WGBH’s High School Quiz Show’s seventh season kicked off last November with the “Super Sunday” qualifying event, where 131 Massachusetts high schools took an identical 100-question oral quiz at WGBH Studios. Sixteen schools advanced to the televised weekly tournament.

The championship was followed by the broadcast of the Governor’s Cup Challenge in which High School Quiz Show Massachusetts champion Lexington High School took on New Hampshire Public Television’s Granite State Challenge champion, Nashua South High School. Lexington High School came out ahead to win the Governor’s Cup. This year’s Governor’s Cup matchup was hosted by NHPTV.

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 Massachusetts Teachers Association, XFINITY from Comcast, Harvard Summer School Secondary School Program, and Subaru of New England.

For more information, visit highschoolquizshow.org or follow the show on Facebook and Twitter.

About WGBH

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