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.
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