BOSTON (December 10, 2018) – WGBH has revealed the official matchup bracket for High School Quiz Show™’s 10th anniversary season tournament, hosted by Billy Costa. The premiere episode, scheduled to air on February 2, 2019, will feature High School Quiz Show veteran Lexington High School taking on Boston Latin School, participating this year for the first time.
The sixteen schools competing on High School Quiz Show earned the highest scores on an oral quiz at WGBH’s “Super Sunday” qualifying event at WGBH studios in Brighton, MA on November 4. The season 10 field includes defending champion Andover High School, veteran competitors Hingham High School and, for the second consecutive year, Worcester’s South High Community School. The bracket was announced today by Costa on High School Quiz Show’s Facebook page and YouTube channel.
“The unveiling of the bracket is always exciting, and this year holds special significance as we celebrate a decade of honoring the academic achievements of Massachusetts high school students,” said High School Quiz Show Executive Producer Hillary Wells. “We invite fans of all ages to come to WGBH for the studio tapings and encourage everyone to tune in on-air and online to support this year’s teams.”
WGBH will begin taping first-round playoffs the weekend of Saturday, January 19 in front of a live studio audience at WGBH studios in Brighton. Tickets are free, but an RSVP is required.
First Round Taping Schedule
Saturday, January 19
Boston Latin School vs Lexington High School
Mystic Valley Regional Charter School vs South High Community School
Andover High School vs Westford Academy
Seekonk High School vs Thayer Academy
Sunday, January 20
Brookline High School vs Somerville High School
Amesbury High School vs Hingham High School
Belmont High School vs Needham High School
Acton-Boxborough Regional High School vs. Advanced Math and Science Academy
High School Quiz Show will premiere Saturday, February 2 at 6pm on WGBH 2. Episodes will repeat every Sunday at 10am and 5pm.
The season will culminate with an Interstate Invitational, featuring the winning teams from WGBH’s High School Quiz Show, New Hampshire PBS’ Granite State Challenge state champions, the High School Quiz Show: Rhode Island and High School Quiz Show: Maine.
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, 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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