Boston (May 23, 2022) - North Quincy High School has earned the title of High School Quiz Show® State Champion after an impressive run on Boston public media producer GBH’s academic quiz show’s 13th season. In an exhilarating championship showdown, North Quincy took on Andover High School in the season finale, which aired on May 21, 2022. North Quincy defeated Andover with a final score of 1120 to 980.

North Quincy High School’s win marks their sixth appearance on High School Quiz Show. They won the State Champion title in season four. The team demonstrated their academic prowess throughout the season, besting 16 other Massachusetts high school teams. Hosted by Billy Costa, High School Quiz Show places teams of four in a head-to-head tournament with fast-paced questions in categories such as literature, math, history, current events and science.

“Congratulations to the North Quincy team on their hard-earned victory on High School Quiz Show,” said Jon Abbott, President and CEO of GBH. “Over the course of more than a decade, the Quiz Show mission of elevating and celebrating high school scholarship has positively featured academic effort. These students are the stars of the show, demonstrating week after week an astounding depth and breadth of knowledge.”

Coached by Danielle Fernandez, Mera Kriz and Peggy Farren, teammates John Thomas, Kaitlyn, Dominique and Peter led the North Quincy team to victory. Sophie and Nicholas supported the team as alternates. (Contact Lauren Herbert to request surnames.)

Over the course of the season, teams were presented with special celebrity questions from well-known public figures such as Massachusetts Senators Elizabeth Warren and Edward Markey, chef Marcus Samuelsson and Broadway actress Barrett Wilbert Weed.

For a second year, High School Quiz Show used an innovative hybrid production model with students competing remotely and Costa hosting from GBH’s studios in Brighton, MA.

In addition to bragging rights, North Quincy High School took home a $1,000 check, a 2022 commemorative trophy, gold medals for each student and coach, and a banner to be displayed at the school.

More than 70 schools competed in a virtual Super Sunday qualifying event last fall. The 17 schools that competed in Season 13 of High School Quiz Show were selected after receiving the highest scores during the qualifying event. The schools that competed in Season 13 are:

● Andover High School
● Belmont High School
● British International School of Boston
● Buckingham Brown and Nichols School (Cambridge)
● Canton High School
● Hopkinton High School
● Lexington High School
● Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School
● Mansfield High School
● Mystic Valley Regional Charter School
● North Quincy High School
● Notre Dame Academy (Worcester)
● Sharon High School
● Shrewsbury High School
● The Bromfield School (Harvard)
● Westford Academy
● Weston High School

The season 13 bracket can be foundhere.

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, Xfinity, UMass Amherst, Eastern Bank and Subaru of New England.

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About GBH
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