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Wellesley High Schoolers Competing on 'High School Quiz Show'

WGBH high school game show coming up in February features 16 schools, including Wellesley's team.

Below is the full press release from WGBH:

High School Quiz Show announces season four contenders on Facebook

WGBH’s award-winning academic quiz show premieres Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 6:30pm on WGBH 2

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 6:30pm on WGBH 2.

The show’s production team announced the 16 schools on High School Quiz Show’sFacebook 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.

For more information, visit highschoolquizshow.org, become a fan on Facebook and follow the show on Twitter.

About WGBH

WGBH Boston is America’s preeminent public broadcaster and the largest producer of PBS content for TV and the Web, including MasterpieceAntiques RoadshowFrontlineNovaAmerican ExperienceArthurCurious George, and more than a dozen other prime-time, lifestyle, and children’s series. WGBH’s television channels include WGBH 2, WGBH 44, and the digital channels World and Create. WGBH TV productions focusing on the region’s diverse community include Greater BostonBasic BlackHigh School Quiz Show, and Neighborhood Kitchens. WGBH Radio serves listeners across New England with 89.7 WGBH, Boston Public Radio; Classical New England; and WCAI, the Cape and Islands NPR® Station. WGBH also is a major source of programs for public radio (including The World), a leader in educational multimedia (including PBS LearningMedia, a free online service providing the nation’s educators with curriculum-based digital content to meet 21st-century learners’ needs), and a pioneer in technologies and services that make media accessible to the 36 million Americans who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, or visually impaired. WGBH has been recognized with hundreds of honors: Emmys, Peabodys, duPont-Columbia Awards…even two Oscars. Find more information at wgbh.org.

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