High School Quiz Show State Champion Boston Latin School took the top spot in WGBH’s regional academic tournament

BOSTON (May 28, 2019) Boston Latin School was named the High School Quiz Show Interstate Invitational Champion on Saturday, May 25. Over the course of three episodes, academic championship teams from Rhode Island, Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts squared off in a regional battle of the brains. Ultimately, Massachusetts High School Quiz Show State Champion Boston Latin School earned the Interstate Invitational trophy in the final match against New Hampshire’s Plymouth High School. The other competitors were Rhode Island’s Barrington High School and Maine’s Greely High School.

Earlier in the month, first-time High School Quiz Show competitor Boston Latin School earned the top spot among the 16 Massachusetts high school teams that participated in the 10th anniversary season of WGBH’s televised academic tournament. Boston Latin School took on eight-time competitor Acton-Boxborough for the State Championship title.

“The Interstate Invitational is a celebration of New England’s academic strength and serves as an additional opportunity to showcase the hard work and commitment that goes into a successful run on a televised academic competition like High School Quiz Show,” said Executive Producer Hillary Wells. “Congratulations to Boston Latin School and to all of the state champions that participated for an impressive performance in the Invitational!”

Boston Latin School represented Massachusetts against the state championship teams from New Hampshire PBS’ Granite State Challenge, the High School Quiz Show: Rhode Island and High School Quiz Show: Maine. The Interstate Invitational, produced by WGBH at the station’s Brighton studio, was simultaneously broadcast by Maine Public Television, Rhode Island PBS and New Hampshire PBS.

Boston Latin School teammates Nick (senior), Christy (junior), Aidan (senior) and Sebastian (senior) represented Boston Latin School and were coached by history teachers Andy Zou and Clara Webb. Their alternates over the course of the season were sophomores Claer, Joseph, Sam and Lucas. Surnames can be requested through school staff. Contact Emily Balk for more information.

High School Quiz Show, WGBH’s televised academic tournament, is hosted by Boston media personality Billy Costa. “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” author Jeff Kinney filled in as host for a number of episodes this season.

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, Comcast NBC Universal, Harvard Summer School Programs for High School Students, and Subaru of New England.

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About WGBH
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, Pinkalicious & Peterrific 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.