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As competitors in the up-coming High School QuizShow on WGBH Bostonchannel 2, a small but deter-mined group of high school-ers are aiming to representWhitman Hanson with theirutmost intelligence.High School Quiz Showis in its second season andwill be hosted by Billy Cos-ta, Boston radio and televi-sion personality. The showbegan a search for teams inSeptember, which broughtthe four competitors and twoalternates together.With four on a team tocompete, the group regis-
tered in time and qualied.
They gained a spot out of 80schools making the top 16 incompletion.“Whitman-Hanson madethe cut and we made theshow,” said Derek McCor-mack who said they are nowup to two practices a week inpreparation for the Februarydebut.His team-mates are se-niors Jason Stephansky,Andrew Sharp and HaydenKent, with two junior al-ternates, Alex Winnett andShannon Winslow.Katherine Gabrielle,school librarian is the advi-sor for the group along withassistant advisor Lisa Shea.The show is four roundswith similarities to the gameshow “Jeopardy.” There isthe toss up round in whicheveryone gets a questionlightning round, which isvery quick and takes one per-son for each team; a categoryround with various topicseach with increased pointvalues; and the last round is
much like the rst round with
a minute or two to answer thetrivia.The questions, accord-ing to McCormack, are triviabased on history, science,literature, math, art, music,movies and pop culture.“We have been preparing
for the lming, which will
take place over two week-ends starting Feb. 5,” headded. The studio is in Al-
ston and the rst round Whit
-man-Hanson faces is againstHingham.“If we win we will re-turn the next weekend play-ing two or three eliminationrounds with the winners go-ing on to the next round,
semi-nals and nals,” Mc
-Cormack said.The winners from East-ern Massachusetts will then
go on to take part in the nal
rounds with the representingteam from Western Massa-chusetts at a later date.The group has been toldtheir episode of High SchoolQuiz Show will air Sun-day, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. onWGBH.McCormack said it isthrilling as they prepare fortheir upcoming challenge.“We have been studyingsince October,” he said.“We are all working re-ally hard. We have buzzersto mimic the routine of theshow. We have to buzz into answer. Our advisor hashelped us study with booksthat mimic the trivia in thelighting round. We are doingpretty good and feel like wehave a good shot.”Everyone has their ownstrengths, according to Mc-
Cormack, who nds his
strengths in math, literatureand movies.“That will help us.Hayden is good at history.Jason is good at science; An-drew is strong in science andhistory,” he said.The group was open toeveryone in September whowanted to participate. Thegroup was formed based onwho wanted to commit andshowed interest in the event.“We are looking forwardto it and hope it pays off so
we can move on to semi–
-nals. We are pretty excited. Itis a lot of fun,” McCormacksaid.
Whitman-Hanson students tocompete in WGBH Quiz Show
Hayden Kent, Andrew Sharp, Jason Stephansky and Derek McCormack will be participating in theQuiz Bowl on Feb. 5.
Sinatra event, set for Feb. 12to benefit special needs prom
Frank Sinatra impersonator Billy Kay will bring style andsong to the Pembroke Country Club for a special pre-Valentine’s
Day treat on Saturday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. The event will benet the
Prom Angels Foundation Inc., which organizes a special needsprom and other events for young adults in Hanson, Whitman andthroughout the South Shore with the help of local Knights of Co-lumbus, Rotary clubs and businesses. As an extra special treat,Elvis also will be in the building (courtesy of comedian JohnTurco). The event will include a wine tasting and dessert bar andsilent auctions. Tickets cost $50 per person and are available atfranksinatra.eventbrite.com or at promangels.org or by callingKevin McKenna 617-529-9166.
Beginners Sushi Class at WPL
Come over to the library and learn how to roll authenticsushi rolls at Beginners Sushi Class on Feb. 12 from 1-3 p.m.
Don’t like raw sh? Don’t worry. The class be workingwith a variety of ingredients, and you can choose raw sh,cooked sh, or no sh at all.
This class is a fun way to combat cabin fever and learnhow to create a romantic meal for your friends and family.
Strong Women and Literature Book club
The Whitman Public Library will have an empowering dis-
cussion of ction and non-ction on Thursday, Feb. 3, from
6:30-7:30 p.m. This group is open to all. This month’s selectionis “Daughter of Fortune,” by Isabel Allende. Contact a librarianto get a copy.