Carbondale, O’Fallon Students Compete in Championship on Local TV Quiz Show M

May 15, 2014

For Immediate Release

Friday, May 17, 2014

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

John Guberud, Student Producer, (618) 453-6158,

Carbondale, O’Fallon Students Compete in Championship on Local TV Quiz Show May 25

Carbondale, Ill. -- Top students from Carbondale High School will compete against O’Fallon for this season’s title in the championship 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 and WUSI-TV 16, the public television stations of Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIU), on Sunday, May 25 at 5pm, with a repeat on Sunday, June 1 at 9:30am.

Produced by SIU students and hosted by Robert Thies, a junior in Radio, Television & Digital Media from Ava, Illinois, 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.

Watch for the new season of  Scholastic Hi-Q on WSIU-TV this September.

Learn more about the show online at and

About WSIU Public Broadcasting

WSIU Public Broadcasting is licensed to the Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University and is an integral part of the College of Mass Communication & Media Arts on the Carbondale campus. The WSIU stations reach more than three million people across five states and beyond through three digital public television channels, three public radio stations, a radio information service, a website, and an education and community outreach department.

WSIU's mission is to improve the quality of life of the people they serve. The WSIU stations partner with other community organizations to promote positive change and to support the academic and public service missions of Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Learn more and get the latest station news online at and on WSIU's Facebook and Twitter pages.

WSIU's programs and services are partially funded by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

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