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Sesser-Valier High School Students on Local TV Quiz Show

For Immediate Release
Friday, October 15, 2010

Contacts: David Kidd, Senior Producer, WSIU-TV, (618) 453-5887, david.kidd@wsiu.org

Amber Polczynski, Student Producer, (618) 453-6144, amber.polczynski@wsiu.org

Photo credit: Monica Tichenor, WSIU

Carbondale, Ill. -- Top students from Sesser-Valier High School in Waterloo take on Gibault High School in Waterloo on the next episode of Scholastic Hi-Q,WSIU Public Television's quiz show featuring regional high school scholar bowl teams. The half-hour episode will air on WSIU-TV 8/WUSI-TV 16, the public television stations of Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIUC), on Sunday, October 24 at 5:30pm, with a repeat on Sunday, October 31 at 9:30am.

Produced and hosted by SIUC students, Scholastic Hi-Q is a competitive game show series featuring scholar bowl teams from over 30 area high schools. 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 website.

In addition to providing participating teams with an opportunity to enhance their problem-solving and critical-thinking skills, Scholastic Hi-Q also helps students to develop poise and self-confidence while reinforcing life lessons in responsibility and teamwork.

Ryan Dosier, a sophomore in Cinema & Photography from Carbondale, Illinois, is this year's host of Scholastic Hi-Q. Dosier is a recognized expert on Jim Henson's Muppets and the PBS series Sesame Street. He created and maintains a public blog, The Muppet Mindset, on which he shares program trivia, character bios, stories, reviews, and more. To learn more, visit Dosier's blog at http://themuppetmindset.blogspot.com.

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