Watertown, NY – WPBS-DT, Watertown public television, just completed the 36th season of Whiz Quiz with host Glenn Gough and is pleased to announce the 2015 Whiz Quiz Champions.
The 2015 American Whiz Quiz Champions are from the Thousand Islands High School, Clayton, New York. The Thousand Islands team, led by Advisor Melissa Balk, demonstrated the academic knowledge necessary to win the American Competition. Twenty-nine American high schools competed this year in the single elimination tournament.
WPBS-DT is also pleased to congratulate the 2015 Canadian Whiz Quiz Champions, Bayridge Secondary School from Kingston, Ontario. Bayridge Secondary School, with their Advisor Cindy Eccles, captured the winning title over the two Canadian teams that competed. Canadian Whiz Quiz allows WPBS-DT to reach out to the Canadian high schools in our viewing area and to celebrate academic excellence on both sides of the border to better represent our broadcast community.
Thousand Islands High School and Bayridge Secondary School competed in the 2015 International Whiz Quiz Competition, with Thousand Islands High School prevailing. Thousand Islands High School will be presented with scholarship money during the Whiz Quiz Awards ceremony spring of 2016.
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, SUNY North Country Consortium, Jefferson Community College and the United States Air Force. Scholarships for the winning teams are provided in part by the United States Air Force, Watertown Noon Rotary Club, Malone Rotary Club, and the Theresa Rotary Club.
WPBS-TV is a non-profit public television station serving approximately 650,000 households throughout Northern New York and Eastern Ontario. WPBS-TV’s mission is to educate, entertain and inform our two-nation audience through superior local and national content and media engagement in order to enhance the lives of those it serves. More information about WPBS is available at www.wpbstv.org, or by following WPBS on Twitter and Facebook. Download our mobile app at Google Play or the ITunes App Store.