(EDITOR'S NOTE: The following was submitted to Sudbury Patch.)
Sixteen Massachusetts public high school academic teams have advanced to compete on season four of High School Quiz Show, WGBH’s academic quiz show hosted by Billy Costa, premiering Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. on WGBH 2.
The show’s production team announced the 16 schools on High School Quiz Show’s Facebook page earlier today. Teams qualified by earning top scores on “Super Sunday,” an event at which registered school teams each took an identical 100-question oral quiz at WGBH Studios in Brighton.
The 16 high school academic teams that will appear on season four of High School Quiz Show are (in alphabetical order):
- Acton-Boxborough Regional High School
- Advanced Math and Science Academy Public Charter School
- Brookline High School
- Chelmsford High School
- Framingham High School
- Hingham High School
- Hopkinton High School
- Lexington High School
- Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School
- Needham High School
- North Quincy High School
- Rockport High School
- Sharon High School
- Somerville High School
- Wachusett Regional High School
- Wellesley High School
The 2013 tournament bracket, featuring the season four qualifying matchups and corresponding television broadcast dates will be announced in the coming weeks.
High School Quiz Show, recipient of a 2011 New England Emmy Award and a 2012 National Educational Telecommunications Association Award in recognition of the local series’ Community Engagement, is endorsed by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The Princeton Review judges the televised competition and reviews the questions.
Major sponsorship for High School Quiz Show is provided by Safety Insurance and the Bank of America Charitable Foundation.Additional funding is provided by Massachusetts Teachers Association, XFINITY from Comcast, Harvard SummerSchool Secondary School Program, Bentley University, Subaru of New England, and Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts.