WGBH News and Media Relations


April 4, 2016

Quarterfinal Rounds Begin on WGBH’s High School Quiz Show

Students from eight Massachusetts high schools face off in an academic tournament starting April 9 on WGBH 2

BOSTON, Mass. (April 4, 2016) – 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 9 at 6pm on WGBH 2 when Marlborough’s Advanced Math & Science Academy Charter School takes on Acton-Boxborough Regional High School. The other matchups include:

·              April 16: Chelmsford High School vs. Newton North High School                 

·              April 23: Lexington High School vs. Wellesley High School                                      

·              April 30: Belmont High School vs. Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School

“It has been exciting to see how Massachusetts students have taken to academic competition since the beginning of High School Quiz Show,” said executive producer Hillary Wells. “Both veterans and first time players are bringing their best to the WGBH audience. Good luck to the eight teams moving on to the Quarterfinals!” 

Hosted by Billy Costa, High School Quiz Show is produced and broadcast by WGBH. The seventh season of the program concludes on Saturday, May 21 with the Massachusetts State Championship at 6pm, followed by the Governor’s Cup Challenge at 6:30pm. WGBH’s High School Quiz Show state champion team will meet New Hampshire Public Television’s Granite State Challenge winner for the fourth annual interstate quiz show face-off.

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

WGBH Boston is America’s preeminent public broadcaster and the largest producer of PBS content for TV and the Web, including MasterpieceAntiques RoadshowFrontlineNovaAmerican ExperienceArthurCurious 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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