Come Support Belmont High in the Audience at High School Quiz Show this Saturday

This Saturday, students from Belmont High School will go toe-to-toe with their contemporaries from Shrewsbury High in the first round of this year’s WGBH’s High School Quiz Show!

Thomas Zembowicz, Rahul Ramakrishnan, Clare Lai, Lucas Jenkins, and Sai Sriraman will begin taping in front of a studio audience on Saturday, Jan. 24, at 3 p.m. at WGBH’s studio at 1 Guest St. in Brighton. 

Students and residents can reserve FREE tickets to the taping at http://www.wgbh.org/quizshow/

The BHS quintet will be competing in season six of High School Quiz Show after scoring in the top 16 out of 120 teams from across the state in a fierce tryout at the WGBH studios on Nov. 16.

“The students did a phenomenal job. The breadth of knowledge they collectively possess is extraordinary,” said BHS science teacher Stacy Williams who is the team’s faculty advisor/leader/cheerleader.

The High School Quiz Show is a single-elimination tournament with qualifying matches; quarterfinals, semifinals, and a state championship match. The team that wins the tournament goes on as Massachusetts state champion to compete in the third annual Governor’s Cup Challenge, a “winner-take-all” matchup against the winning school of Granite State Challenge, New Hampshire’s public television show. This year the Governor’s Cup challenge will be hosted by WGBH.

The show will premiere on Saturday, Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. on WGBH 2. The show is hosted by local radio and television personality Billy Costa.

Questions? Contact Williams at sawilliams@belmont.k12.ma.us

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