BOSTON (November 13, 2018) – WGBH’s High School Quiz Show has announced the sixteen teams from across Massachusetts who will compete on the tenth anniversary season of WGBH’s televised academic tournament. These schools received the highest scores on an oral quiz at the Super Sunday qualifying event held earlier this month at WGBH’s studios and will move on to the next phase of the competition, when episodes are taped in January, 2019. Among the top 16 are last year’s defending champion, Andover High School and two-time defending champion Lexington High School. Boston Latin School will compete on the show for the first time.
“Ten years in, and High School Quiz Show is still going strong, celebrating the immense curiosity, teamwork and academic power of Massachusetts high schoolers” said host Billy Costa. “A well-deserved congratulations to our tenth season’s top sixteen teams. I know you’ll bring the heat at the tapings this winter!”
WGBH made the official announcement on the High School Quiz Show Facebook page today. The schools that will compete for the state title are:
· Acton-Boxborough Regional High School
· Advanced Math & Science Academy (Marlborough, MA)
· Amesbury High School
· Andover High School
· Belmont High School
· Boston Latin School
· Brookline High School
· Hingham High School
· Lexington High School
· Mystic Valley Regional Charter School (Malden, MA)
· Needham High School
· Seekonk High School
· Somerville High School
· South High Community School (Worcester, MA)
· Thayer Academy (Braintree, MA)
· Westford Academy
The top 16 teams will advance to compete in the televised, single-elimination, bracketed academic tournament that will determine a state champion. The season will culminate with an Interstate Invitational, featuring WGBH’s High School Quiz Show state 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.
High School Quiz Show begins taping at WGBH in January in front of a studio audience. It will premiere Saturday, February 2 at 6pm on WGBH 2.
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.
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