Whiz Quiz

WPBSTV: Whiz Quiz

This year marks the 40th year of Whiz Quiz, the longest running academic quiz show in the North Country. Whiz Quiz celebrates the academic excellence of high school students from both sides of the border. Whiz Quiz will air Monday through Friday at 7:30pm beginning in October and will continue through December with the championship matches.

Whiz Quiz hosts thirty American high schools from Jefferson, Lewis, Franklin, Oswego and St. Lawrence counties and two Canadian high schools. The competition is a single-elimination format, with members competing in televised matches. Each year the American and Canadian champions meet for the International Championship in an hour-long match that pushes the teams to compete one more time to see who will hold the title of Whiz Quiz International Champions.

Tune-in to celebrate the achievements of these talented students on Whiz Quiz. All matches will be available for online viewing every Friday at watch.wpbstv.org.

Whiz Quiz Sponsors

Whiz Quiz is made possible by Corporate Support from the following organizations:

Associated Colleges of St. Lawrence Valley:


Scholarships awarded on Whiz Quiz are provided in part by:

"Whiz Quiz is an important program because it allows for the opportunity for high school students to participate in television. This experience involves the entire community when people are able to watch their students compete. Thank you!"

Tory Jones
Teacher and Advisor
Alexandria Central School

"Whiz Quiz provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate their knowledge, as well as see how the television industry works."

Jessa Davis
Canton Central

"It gives students a chance to test their cumulative knowledge. It also provides an opportunity for students to bond with people they might not otherwise be friends with, and work together to show their teachers and community just how much they know."

Lauren Hill
Canton Central

"Practicing helps me to bone up on my knowledge of history, literature, math, science, and pop culture. When one knows these things, it is helpful in subjects and makes things interesting. Whiz Quiz is challenging, but fun, because you get a chance to be on TV!"

Alexandra Jacobs
Belleville Henderson

"It provides recognition for a few of our most deserving students, who seldom receive acknowledgement."

Francis Sprow
Colton-Pierrepont Central

"Whiz Quiz brings people of diverse interest together and gives the casual viewer another glimpse of America's future leaders and potential employees."

Donald Smith
Teacher and Advisor
Indian River Central

"It helps our most dedicated students deal with pressure situations and develop the confidence and poise necessary to blossom into tomorrow's leaders."

John Dixon
High School Principal
Gouverneur Central School

The 2018 American Whiz Quiz Champions are from Heuvelton, New York. 28 American High Schools competed this year in the single elimination tournament.

Heuvelton and Sydenham High School competed in the 2018 International Whiz Quiz Competition, with Heuvelton prevailing. A Whiz Quiz Awards ceremony was held early winter of 2019 to award the winners. Full episodes of Whiz Quiz are available to watch at watch.wpbstv.org.

Corporate support for Whiz Quiz is provided by Community Bank N.A., Jefferson-Lewis BOCES, St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES, Associated Colleges of the St. Lawrence Valley, and Jefferson Community College. Scholarships for the winning teams are provided in part by Rotary Clubs in Watertown (Noon), Malone, Massena, and Theresa.

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Whiz Quiz

Whiz Quiz

As a two-nation station, WPBS-TV wanted to include its entire broadcast community, and, in the spring of 2001, began Whiz Quiz Canada - a competition among several schools in Kingston. The show caps off its season with an International Match - a pairing of the first place winner from Whiz Quiz against the first place winner in Whiz Quiz Canada.

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