High School Quiz Show, GBH’s televised academic tournament for Massachusetts high schools, has revealed the 17 teams that will compete for the Season 14 State Championship title — and a squad from Needham High School is among the challengers. The Rockets will face off against Brookline on February 25; a victory will set up a match against either St. Joseph Prep or defending Season 13 champions North Quincy High School on April 15.
The qualifying schools received the highest scores at High School Quiz Show’s Super Sunday event on November 6, where 65 schools from across the Commonwealth took a written quiz at GBH’s studios in Brighton.
Following two seasons of remote production, High School Quiz Show’s fourteenth season brings its battle of the brains back to in-person competition. Emmy award-winning television and radio personality Billy Costa will host the tapings at GBH studios in Brighton in January. Teams of four students will go head-to-head in the fast-paced bracketed tournament, with winners advancing round by round until the final championship showdown.
“High School Quiz Show remains a cherished showcase for the academic rigor, integrity and perseverance embodied by high school students from all corners of the state,” said GBH Executive Producer Hillary Wells. “We look forward to welcoming fans, families, friends and community members back to our audience as we challenge the Season 14 cohort to show off their smarts.”
The Rockets will be competing with teams from the following schools: Acton-Boxborough Regional High School, Andover High School, Boston Latin School, Brookline High School, Buckingham Browne & Nichols School (Cambridge), Commonwealth School (Boston), Concord-Carlisle High School, Hingham High School, Lexington High School, Mansfield High School, Melrose High School, North Quincy High School, Phillips Academy (Andover), Saint Joseph Prep Boston, Shrewsbury High School, and South High Community School (Worcester).
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