Tuesday, December 5, 2023

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Watertown, NY – WPBS-TV, Watertown public television, completed the 38th season of Whiz Quiz with host Glenn Gough and is pleased to announce the 2017 Whiz Quiz Champions.

The 2017 American Whiz Quiz Champions are from Madrid-Waddington Central School, Madrid, New York. The Madrid-Waddington Central School team Brennan Harmer, Jacob Jock, Audrey Higginson and Francis Bateman, led by Advisor Michelle Robinson, demonstrated the academic knowledge necessary to win the American Competition. 29 American High Schools competed this year in the single elimination tournament.

WPBS-TV is also pleased to congratulate the 2017 Canadian Whiz Quiz Champions, Bayridge Secondary School from Kingston, Ontario. Bayridge Secondary School team Ally Wolsey, Lucas Cassan, Celeste Lebrum and Maria Valderama, with their Advisor Cindy Eccles, captured the winning title over the 2 Canadian teams that competed. Canadian Whiz Quiz allows WPBS-TV 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.

Madrid-Waddington Central School and Bayridge Secondary School competed in the 2017 International Whiz Quiz Competition, with Madrid-Waddington Central School prevailing. A Whiz Quiz Awards ceremony will be held early spring of 2018 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.

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: Trusted as the source for life-long education, entertainment, and information to our two-nation regions through quality media content, partnerships, and service that inspires those we serve. More information about WPBS is available at www.wpbstv.org, or by following WPBS on Twitter and Facebook.