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WHS Students Vie for Spot on WGBH High School Quiz Show

Last week, a team of students from Winthrop High School went to WGBH studios in Brighton to compete at Super Sunday, the qualifying event for High School Quiz Show. If they’re among the top 14 scoring teams, they’ll move on to the televised academic competition and be part of High School Quiz Show’s 11th season, hosted by Billy Costa and broadcast on WGBH 2. On Super Sunday, teams of four students took an identical written quiz that covered a range of subjects, from literature and science to math, history and civics.

 In addition, eight teams were selected to vie for an additional spot by competing in a live event High School Quiz Show: Extra Credit, hosted by author Jeff Kinney at his Plainville, bookstore, An Unlikely Story, last Sunday, Oct. 27.

 The final spot will be filled during High School Quiz Show’s Season 11 premiere on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 6 p.m. on WGBH 2 in a head-to-head wild card match-up between the highest scoring teams from Super Sunday that have not been on the show in at least five seasons.

Thanksgiving Pie Sale at st. john’s

St John’s Episcopal Church is selling delicious Thanksgiving pies to benefit Community Servings, a local non-profit that delivers healthy meals to critically-ill, homebound individuals in Winthrop and throughout eastern Massachusetts.  Pies cost $30 and are prepared by some of Boston’s top chefs – best of all, each pie sold funds an entire week’s worth of nutritious home-delivered meals to a person who is too ill to shop or cook for themselves. Please order online at  All orders will be available for pick up the day before Thanksgiving, between 2:00 and 7:00 pm, at the St. John’s Episcopal Church Parish Hall.

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