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Freeburg, Nashville Students on Local TV Quiz Show

For Immediate Release
Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Contacts: David Kidd, Senior TV Producer, WSIU, (618) 453-5887,

Carbondale, Ill. – Scholar bowl students from Freeburg High School will take on top students from Nashville High School in a semi-final round of Scholastic Hi-Q,the only televised quiz show for Southern Illinois teens.The half-hour episode will air on WSIU-TV 8 and WUSI-TV 16, the public television stations of Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC), on Sunday, May 23 at 5:30pm and again on Sunday, May 30 at 9:30am.

Now in its 24th season, Scholastic Hi-Q is a competitive game show series featuring scholar bowl teams from 32 area high schools. Produced and hosted by SIUC students, the program provides high schoolers with an opportunity to enhance their problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. It also teaches students life-lessons in responsibility and teamwork, while enhancing their poise and self-confidence.

Using a quiz show format, team members answer questions from a variety of disciplines, including art, geography, history, literature, math, music and science. The winning school of each game advances to subsequent rounds until they are either eliminated by another team or advance to the championship match. Season champions receive a large plaque for their school and recognition on WSIU-TV's airwaves and Web site.


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