Carbondale, O'Fallon Students to appear in Final Match of Local TV Quiz Show

Jun 26, 2017

Carbondale and O’Fallon High School scholar bowl students on the WSIU-TV ‘Scholastic Hi-Q’ set during the 2016-17 championship match, taped in November 2016.
Credit T.J. Price, WSIU / WSIU

For Immediate Release

The Carbondale High School scholar bowl team on the set of WSIU-TV’s ‘Scholastic Hi-Q’.
Credit T.J. Price, WSIU / WSIU

Monday, June 26, 2017

The O'Fallon High School scholar bowl team on the set of WSIU-TV’s ‘Scholastic Hi-Q’.
Credit T.J. Price, WSIU / WSIU

Contacts: Darryl Moses, Associate Director, TV & Video Services, (618) 453-6191,

Carbondale, O’Fallon High School Students Compete for Championship on Local TV Quiz Show

Program to air July 2 on WSIU-TV

Carbondale, Ill. – Top students from Carbondale High School compete against O’Fallon in the championship match of the 2016-2017 season of Scholastic Hi-Q, WSIU Public Television's quiz show showcasing 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, on Sunday, July 2 at 5pm, with a repeat broadcast on Sunday, July 9 at 9:30am.

Produced by SIU Carbondale students, Scholastic Hi-Q is a single elimination competitive tournament 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 match advances to subsequent rounds until they reach the championship. Season champions receive a large plaque for their school and recognition on the air and online.

Scholastic Hi-Q gives students an opportunity to enhance their problem-solving and critical-thinking skills while reinforcing life lessons in responsibility and teamwork.

Learn more about the series at and

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