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Boston, MA (May 20, 2024) - Lexington High School has earned the title of High School Quiz Show® State Champion. Throughout Boston public media producer GBH’s bracketed academic tournament, Lexington continuously proved their knowledge, strategy, and speed, eventually defeating reigning champion Buckingham Browne & Nichols School during the Season 15 finale on Saturday, May 18. This is the third time Lexington has claimed the championship banner.

Hosted by Joe Hanson, creator and host of PBS’s Be Smart, High School Quiz Show showcases the impressive academic aptitude of 17 teams from across the Commonwealth. The fast-paced tournament tests students' knowledge in categories such as literature, math, history, science, civics, and current events. Season 15 of High School Quiz Show is available to stream in its entirety on, the High School Quiz ShowYouTube channel, and PBS Passport.

Lexington made its first High School Quiz Show appearance in 2012, as part of Season 3. The team proved victorious during seasons 7 and 8, earning back-to-back High School Quiz Show State Champion titles. Lexington joined the official Season 15 bracket after earning one of the top scores at the Super Sunday qualifying event in November 2023.

“Congratulations to the Lexington High School Quiz Show team on earning their third High School Quiz Show Championship,” said Susan Goldberg, President and CEO of GBH. “ Winning a tournament as competitive as High School Quiz Show is no easy feat and the Lexington team proved that academic excellence is certainly something to be celebrated. I would also like to extend my congratulations to all the students, coaches, and communities that participated in High School Quiz Show this year. We look forward to seeing you back at Super Sunday next season.”

Coached by Lexington English teacher Josh Olivier-Mason and Principal Andrew Baker, teammates Owen, Atreya, Elias, and Aditya successfully led the team to victory. Alan and Andrew supported the team as alternates. (Contact GBH Community and Government Relations Specialist, Lauren Herbert to request surnames).

Throughout the season, teams were presented with questions by some very special guests including Mayor of Boston Michelle Wu, Attorney General of Massachusetts Andrea Campbell, and Boston media personality and former High School Quiz Show host, Billy Costa. The Season 15 finale featured congratulatory messages from the Governor of Massachusetts Maura Healey, and actress, comedian, and Dorchester native Ayo Edebiri.

In addition to the championship title, Lexington received a $1,000 check, a commemorative trophy, gold medals for each student and coach, and a banner to be displayed at the school.

Fifty-eight schools competed in the Super Sunday event last November. The 17 schools that competed in Season 15 of High School Quiz Show earned the highest scores during Super Sunday. The schools that competed this season were:

● Acton-Boxborough Regional High School, Acton
● Andover High School, Andover
● Boston College High School, Dorchester
● Buckingham Browne & Nichols School, Cambridge
● Commonwealth School, Boston
● Hopkinton High School, Hopkinton
● Lexington High School, Lexington
● Littleton High School, Littleton
● Mansfield High School, Mansfield
● Maynard High School, Maynard
● North Quincy High School, Quincy
● Phillips Academy, Andover
● Roxbury Latin School, West Roxbury
● Saint John’s High School, Shrewsbury
● Somerville High School, Somerville
● South High Community School, Worcester
● Weston High School, Weston

The complete Season 15 bracket can be found here.

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, Peabody Essex Museum and Subaru of New England. High School Quiz Show is endorsed by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary & Secondary Education and the Massachusetts PTA.

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