(EDITOR'S NOTE: The following was submitted by Regina Daley.)
High School Quiz Show, WGBH’s award-winning academic show, presents the official 2013 tournament bracket for the 16 qualifying teams with corresponding episode broadcast dates. All episodes premiere Sundays at 6:30pm, repeating Saturdays at 6pm, on WGBH 2:
· Hopkinton vs. North Quincy February 10
· Acton-Boxborough vs. Hingham February 17
· Advanced Math and Science vs. Brookline February 24
· Lincoln-Sudbury vs. Somerville March 3
· Chelmsford vs. Wellesley March 10
· Rockport vs. Sharon March 17
· Lexington vs. Needham March 24
· Framingham vs. Wachusett March 31
Hosted by Billy Costa, High School Quiz Show is a single-elimination academic tournament featuring qualifying matches, quarterfinals, semifinals, and a state championship match. For the very first time, this season will culminate with a Bay State vs. Granite State showdown, when WGBH’s High School Quiz Show state champion team meets New Hampshire Public Television’s Granite State Challenge winner.
High School Quiz Show is endorsed by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The Princeton Review judges the televised competition and reviews the questions. All questions are aligned with the Massachusetts high school curriculum standards in subjects including literature, history, science, and math, as well as current events and general knowledge.
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 Assocation, XFINITY from Comcast, Harvard Summer School Secondary School Program, Bentley University, Subaru of New England, and Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts.