BOSTON (March 26, 2018) – 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 99 Massachusetts high schools vying for a spot on the program. The quarterfinals of the award-winning academic tournament begin Saturday, March 31 at 6pm on WGBH 2 when Belmont High School takes on Lexington High School. The other matchups are:
April 7: Brookline High School vs. Thayer Academy
April 14: Natick High School vs. Phillips Academy Andover
April 21: Andover High School vs. Newton North High School
“Each of the sixteen teams this season brought an impressive set of knowledge to the first round, and we’re always excited to showcase that enthusiasm for learning,” said executive producer Hillary Wells. “Congratulations to the eight teams moving on to the quarterfinals. We look forward to more nail-biting showdowns in the coming weeks!”
Viewers can catch up on the first eight episodes of Season 9 on Sunday, April 1 starting at 1pm on WGBH 2, or on YouTube.
Hosted by Billy Costa, High School Quiz Show is produced and broadcast by WGBH. The season will culminate for the first time with an Interstate Invitational on May 19, featuring WGBH’s High School Quiz Show Massachusetts champions competing against New Hampshire PBS’ Granite State Challenge state champions, the High School Quiz Show: Rhode Island state champions and the High School Quiz Show: Maine state champions for the final title.
Season 9 of High School Quiz Show is dedicated to the late Mitchell Chester, the former Massachusetts Commissioner for Elementary and Secondary Education. Chester was a strong advocate for celebrating the academic achievement of all Massachusetts high school students and was a passionate champion and dedicated advisor of High School Quiz Show since its inception.
Photos of each team are available upon request.
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, Massachusetts Teachers Association, University of Massachusetts Amherst, XFINITY from Comcast, Harvard Summer School Programs for High School Students, and Subaru of New England.
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