Students from Wakefield High School will join academic teams from 94 other Massachusetts public high schools at WGBH in Brighton on Nov. 4 for a chance to compete on season four of High School Quiz Show. The show is hosted by Billy Costa, who is shown in the photo at right.
The “Super Sunday” event will pit each academic team of four students in an identical oral quiz of 100 questions. The top 16 schools will advance to appear on the TV show, which is a single-elimination bracketed academic tournament that runs from eight qualifying matches up to a state championship match.
This year’s season will also wrap up with a Bay State vs. Granite State showdown for the first time.
“It was our hope to create a showcase for academic achievement that would eventually take hold in communities across the Commonwealth,” said Executive Producer Hillary Wells. “By all accounts, it looks like we’re well on our way with a record number of registered schools for this year’s Super Sunday, audience growth year after year, and increasing social media banter and buzz. The real credit, of course, goes to the coaches and to the participating students who continue to impress and amaze us with their enthusiasm, poise under pressure, and depth of knowledge.
Questions on High School Quiz Show are aligned with the Massachusetts high school curriculum standards in various subjects, as well as current events and general knowledge. The weekly series begins taping at WGBH in January in front of a live studio audience.