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Eight Teams Qualify for High School Quiz Show: Rhode Island

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By late Sunday afternoon, eight high school teams had emerged from “Super Sunday” as quarterfinal contestants on Rhode Island’s newest academic competition for students, High School Quiz Show: Rhode Island®. Produced by WSBE Rhode Island PBS and based on the WGBH show, High School Quiz Show: Rhode Island now moves to head-to-head competition in mid-November.

In alphabetical order, the advancing quarterfinalists are:

            Barrington High School (1), Barrington

            Bishop Hendricken High School (3), Warwick

            Classical High School (4), Providence

            Exeter-West Greenwich Senior High School (8), West Greenwich

            LaSalle Academy (2), Providence

            Lincoln School (6), Providence

            Lincoln Senior High School (5), Lincoln

            Mount Saint Charles Academy (7), Woonsocket

Dubbed “Super Sunday,” the October 15 event simulated the rapid-paced game show format, with all teams competing separately. The eight highest scoring teams from Super Sunday will now advance to a seven-round, bracketed, single-elimination competition, held over two days on Saturday, November 11 and Sunday, November 12. The seven rounds will be taped as they are played, and broadcast on Rhode Island PBS over seven weeks in early 2018.

High School Quiz Show: Rhode Island is a team-based single-elimination competition among qualifying high school teams. Teams are composed of four currently enrolled students and up to two alternates, with at least one adult coach. All Rhode Island public and private high schools were eligible and invited to participate.

Complete rules and frequently asked questions, sample test question resources, and other relevant information for principals, academic coaches, and students are available online on the Rhode Island PBS Web site, Information about corporate sponsorship opportunities are also available online at


High School Quiz Show®, the High School Quiz Show logo and its related indicia are trademarks of WGBH Educational Foundation, used under license.