The state finals of High School Quiz Show – which will air this coming weekend – will be a rematch of last year’s finals.
The College Bowl team from will face the team from . The show will air on WGBH-TV channel 2 at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 20.
Last year, , the Regional team advanced to face Mt. Greylock Regional High School, which won a similar game called “As Schools Match Wits,” which airs on WGBH sister-station WGBY in Western Massachusetts. The Regional team . This year, the High School Quiz Show championship serves at the statewide championship since the game was opened up to schools all across the state.
Arlington got its ticket to the Quiz Show finals in a win over Lexington High School in a match that aired on Sunday night.
A week earlier the Regional team defeated North Shore rivals Rockport High School in the game’s first ever sudden-death finish to seal its spot in the finals.
The match that will air this coming weekend is the second rematch this season for the Hamilton-Wenham team, . .
The regional team is made up of seniors Chris Anderson, Ian MacLean and Connor Schmidt and junior Siobhan McDonough. The alternates are Taylor MacDonald and Patrick Xu and the team is coached by teacher Vince Bucci.
The team got on to the televised competition after emerging from “Super Sunday” when 91 teams from schools all over Massachusetts took a 100-question quiz. From there, the Generals were in the top 16 and have made their way through the field to be one of the final two teams for the second year in a row.
All of the shows were taped earlier this year at the WGBH studios in Brighton. Team members and audience members have promised to not reveal the results.
The half hour long show is hosted by local personality and North Shore resident Billy Costa. It includes a rounds titled toss-up; head-to-head; categories and a 90-second lightning round.
This story has been corrected to show that the High School Quiz Show finals are the state finals this year and not the Eastern Massachusetts finals, as it was last year.