The College Bowl team will get a chance to defend its on television in the coming months.
WGBH-TV announced Monday that the high school team – and 15 other eastern Massachusetts high school teams – will appear on the television show that begins airing on Feb. 12.
The Hamilton-Wenham team emerged where 91 teams each took an identical 100-question oral quiz at WGBH studios.
It will be the third year of the Emmy-Award show, which is hosted by North Shore resident Billy Costa.
Other area teams that qualified include Beverly High School and Rockport High School.
Last year, Hamilton-Wenham , 295-210. In the finals, the team beat Arlington 520-365.
From there, Hamilton-Wenham went on to face Mt. Greylock Regional High School, the winner of “As Schools Match Wits,” a co-production of WGBH sister station WGBY and Westfield State University. 870-610, to capture the State Championship.
The half hour long show features four rounds: toss-up, where each correct answer earns 10 points, but teams aren't penalized for incorrect answers; head-to-head, pitting one player from each team against each other for 90 seconds, with each correct and incorrect answer worth 10 points; categories, featuring six categories of five questions of increasing value; and the 90-second lightning round, with each correct and incorrect answer worth 20 points.