Key Dates Announced for Qualifying Quiz and Competition for Television

 

 

 
 

 

 


 

 

 

 

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Team Registrations Open Monday for 

High School Quiz Show: Rhode Island, 

Newest Local Production for Rhode Island PBS

 

Key Dates Announced for Qualifying Quiz and Competition for TV 

 

 

PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND (August 24, 2017) - It's the newest opportunity for Rhode Island high school students to vie for the glory of a championship title. WSBE Rhode Island PBS today announced the key dates for High School Quiz Show: Rhode Island®, its team-based single-elimination competition among qualifying high school students.

 

Team registration by school principals or academic coaches opens on Monday, August 28 at noon, and continues through Friday, September 29 at 2 p.m. All Rhode Island public, private, or parochial high schools are eligible to participate in High School Quiz Show: Rhode Island. The first step is to register a team of four currently enrolled students and at least one adult coach. Complete rules and frequently asked questions, as well as the link to the online registration form, are available at ripbs.org.

 

"As summer winds down and thoughts turn back to classes, we extend the invitation now so principals, academic coaches, and students can plan their strategies and participate," said Rhode Island PBS President David W. Piccerelli. "We invite all Rhode Island high schools to consider this opportunity to build school and community spirit, while celebrating academic excellence."

 

The qualifying quiz will be administered on Sunday, October 15, to the first 24 teams that register. Dubbed "Super Sunday," this event simulates the rapid-paced game show format, with all 24 teams competing separately. The eight highest scoring teams from Super Sunday will advance to a seven-round, bracketed, single-elimination competition, held over two days on Saturday and Sunday, November 11 and 12. The seven rounds will be taped for broadcast on Rhode Island PBS in the spring of 2018.

 

"We are hard at work assembling the right elements to make this a valuable experience and exciting contests for the students, the schools, and their circles of family and friends, as well as our broader community of viewers," said John H. Smith, the show's producer. "We are looking forward to producing great local television and cheering academic achievement."

 

Qualifying guidelines, dates for both the qualifying quiz event and competition weekend, testing resources, and other relevant information about High School Quiz Show: Rhode Island for school administrators, academic coaches, and students, as well as information about corporate sponsorship opportunities, are available online on the Rhode Island PBS Web site, ripbs.org.

 

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

 

 

About Rhode Island PBS

Now celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017, WSBE Rhode Island PBS is operated by the non-profit Rhode Island PBS Foundation. WSBE Rhode Island PBS is a viewer-supported member of the PBS network of public broadcasting stations, and uses the power of non-commercial media to educate, engage, enrich, inspire, and entertain viewers of all ages in Rhode Island, southeastern Massachusetts, and eastern Connecticut. WSBE-DT delivers content on Rhode Island PBS (digital 36.1), and Learn (digital 36.2). For more information about programs and education services at WSBE, visit www.ripbs.org.

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