BOSTON (October 19, 2018) – WGBH’s High School Quiz Show is recruiting for its tenth anniversary season and its annual Super Sunday qualifying event on November 4, 2018. The Boston public broadcaster’s award-winning televised academic tournament invites all Massachusetts high schools to register teams of four students and come to WGBH headquarters in Brigthon where they’ll compete for a spot on the show. The deadline for schools to register is October 26, 2018.
“We hear from students and coaches year after year what a positive experience it is to participate in Super Sunday,” said High School Quiz Show Executive Producer and WGBH Director of Youth Media Hillary Wells. “We encourage all schools, from Quiz Show veterans to newcomers, to sign up for Super Sunday and join us for the competition and related festivities in Brighton on November 4.”
High School Quiz Show also welcomes new Senior Producer, Phillipe Vieira. Boston-born Vieira grew up in Portugal and earned degrees in communication and journalism. He has worked for CNN en Español and CNN International as both a news and cross platform producer. Vieira brings a passion for creating content, telling stories and making a positive difference to High School Quiz Show.
The 16 highest scoring teams will move on to participate in High School Quiz Show’s tenth anniversary season, which premieres on Saturday, February 2, 2019 on WGBH 2. Boston radio and television personality Billy Costa hosts the show. On each episode, two schools go head-to-head to answer questions aligned with the Massachusetts high school curriculum standards[PV1] . The Massachusetts champion will then advance to the Interstate Invitational to compete against the academic quiz show champions of Maine, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island.
Schools can register online here: https://www.wgbh.org/quiz-show/register
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, civics, 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.
WGBH Boston is America’s preeminent public broadcaster and the largest producer of PBS content for TV and the Web, including Masterpiece, Antiques Roadshow, Frontline, Nova, American Experience, Arthur 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 Boston, Basic 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.