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PHS Quiz Show Match Airs Feb. 14

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PHS Quiz Show Match Airs Feb. 14
Posted on 02/13/2019
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The Portland High School Quiz Show Team once again qualified and competed in the MPBS High School Quiz Show Maine Competition. The team’s first round match against Gould Academy will air Thursday, Feb. 14, at 8 p.m. on Maine Public television (Channel 10 on Spectrum). It will be re-broadcast on Sunday, Feb. 17, at 5 p.m. 

The episode actually was filmed in December. “While we cannot share the final result, we can tell you that you will be very impressed with the performance of our students,” said PHS social studies teacher Erika Lee-Winship, one of the PHS team’s coaches, along with PHS science teacher Christine Braceras.

This year's team consists of Jaidyn Appel, Hal Clews, Cal MacDonald, Ava Giaquinto, Jessie Horn (Alternate), Annie Martin (Alternate) and Joe Harrington (Alternate).  

PHS was one of just 16 teams to qualify for the competition, Lee-Winship said. She believes that more than 60 Maine high schools took the qualifying test this year.  That test is a 30-minute test taken by the entire team with questions from science, history, geography, math, literature, spelling and pop culture. 

“The coaches could see the questions but could not help the students answer,” Lee-Winship said. “Trust us when we tell you that the questions were tough!" 

Lee-Winship added, “Christine and I would like to thank the entire PHS staff for preparing our students for a competition like this.”

For more information about the show, you can visit: http://www.mainepublic.org/programs/high-school-quiz-show-maine