Salem Academy team to compete for spot on 'High School Quiz Show' 

Courtesy Elizabeth Friar/WGBHA team of students from Salem Academy Charter School are competing this weekend for a spot on WGBH's "High School Quiz Show." From left are mathematics teacher and team coach Melody Zargari, sophomore Sam Wemmer, sophomore Jonah Harrison, senior Nash Rougvie, senior Lour Drick Valsote, and senior Adjoa Acquaah.

SALEM — A team of students from Salem Academy Charter School is competing Sunday for a chance to appear on the 11th season of "High School Quiz Show."

The Salem Academy team is one of eight that will vie for the 15th seed of 16 on the show, WGBH's televised academic tournament for Massachusetts high school students. 

The "High School Quiz Show: Extra Credit" event takes place Sunday at 10 a.m. at An Unlikely Story bookstore, 111 South St., Plainville. The shop and cafe is owned by "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" author Jeff Kinney, who will also host the non-televised competition. The event is open to the public.  

Salem Academy earned a spot in the "Extra Credit" event by competing Oct. 20 in "Super Sunday," the quiz show's qualifier, at WGBH studios.  

The team is made up of sophomores Sam Wemmer and Jonah Harrison and seniors Nash Rougvie, Lour Drick Valsote, and Adjoa Acquaah. They are coached by Salem Academy mathematics teacher Melody Zargari. 

The 11th season of "High School Quiz Show" debuts Feb. 1.

Salem Academy Charter School is a public charter school that serves more than 400 students in grades 6-12. It is located at Shetland Park on Congress Street.  


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