M-A Quizbowl club

Press clippings

2003-4 season

Chalk Talk

San Mateo County Times, January 19, 2004

Quiz Kids victorious again
The Almanac, January 21, 2004

Team takes first place in academic quiz contest
San Jose Mercury News, January 29, 2004

2002-3 season

Fourth straight win for M-A quiz kids
The Almanac April 16, 2003

Menlo-Atherton wins Quiz Kids

Palo Alto Daily News Sunday April 6, 2003
and Redwood City Daily News Monday April 7, 2003

Sharp Kids, Trebek Clone Pulling in Big Ratings
San Mateo County Times November 18, 2002

Quiz whiz leaves no gap unturned
San Francisco Chronicle March 13, 2003

2001-2 season

M-A High scores hat trick at Quiz Kids contest
The Almanac (Menlo Park) April 10, 2002

Quiz Conquerors
San Francisco Chronicle May 17, 2002

2000-1 season

Those M-A Quiz Kids Have All the Answers - and the Championship Medal
The Almanac May 2, 2001

Stealing the Show

San Francisco Chronicle May 11, 2001

1999-2000 season

Menlo-Atherton High Has All the Answers
San Francisco Chronicle May 26, 2000

M-A High team wins Quiz Kids competition
The Almanac May 24, 2000

Menlo-Atherton Quiz Kids Win Trip
San Mateo County Times, May 22, 2000

Quiz whiz leaves no gap unturned
Pop-culture cramming pays off with victory
San Francisco Chronicle Thursday March 13, 2003
by Mark Simon

Perhaps the single most stunning moment in the four-year history of Peninsula Quiz Kids came in last year's finals when Daniel Barclay correctly answered a question about Britney Spears.

Up to then, everyone assumed that Daniel -- a senior at Menlo-Atherton High School who reads historical atlases for enjoyment -- had no idea who Britney Spears might be.

Actually, he didn't. But, nervous about the finals, Daniel relented on his personal ban on pop culture and spent a few weeks reading the entertainment section of the newspaper.

"I just so happened to pick up a couple of useful facts," he said. "I've since forgotten them, so my integrity is intact."

If any individual can be said to have emerged as a star from Peninsula Quiz Kids, it would be Daniel, whose Menlo-Atherton team has won the 24-school tournament three years in a row.

Quiz Kids airs Friday and Saturday nights on Peninsula cable systems, part of Peninsula TV, a local network of government and public affairs broadcasting that reaches 250,000 households from Daly City to Santa Clara. The teams come from high schools from San Francisco to San Jose.

The Chronicle is a sponsor of Peninsula Quiz Kids.

In September, Quiz Kids goes regional, airing at noon Saturdays on KRON-TV and featuring teams from throughout the Bay Area.

Based on the old General Electric College Bowl, each match has three segments -- the collaboration round in which three-member teams can confer on their answers, a face-off in which a representative of each team answers questions in a selected category, and the lightning round in which the teams compete to answer the most questions.

The questions are about literature and language, science and technology, math, history, geography, fine and performing arts, current events and sports.

Daniel, who turns 18 on Tuesday has represented Menlo-Atherton all four years of the program's existence in the face-off round, taking geography as his category. Show producers say they can recall only a handful of questions he has missed in that time.

Daniel has been ably assisted by thoroughly knowledgeable teammates who have filled his own gaps in sports, popular culture and literature.

But by virtue of his longevity on the show, his depth and breadth of knowledge and his facile recall skills, he has made a lasting impression.

"He obviously has a tremendous memory," said Gregg Whitnah, advanced calculus teacher at Menlo-Atherton and coach of the M-A team. "But you've got to have something to remember."

"He has a vast reservoir of knowledge, and it makes him a formidable opponent," said Wells Wadleigh, adviser to Crystal Springs Uplands School in Hillsborough. The past two years, Crystal Springs has lost to Menlo-Atherton in the finals.

"Last year, it was his knowledge not just of history and geography, but of popular culture," Wadleigh said. "That's what was stunning about last year. Britney Spears. Who'd a thunk?" "I knew that one," said Tyson Mao, a Crystal Springs team member and now a freshman at California Institute of Technology. "He beat me to the buzzer."

"Daniel is really quick," said Liz La Porte, producer of Peninsula Quiz Kids. "He's extremely fast."

He's also extremely smart. His mother says Daniel started reading when he was 14 months old. A National Advanced Placement Scholar and an Eagle Scout, he has been accepted at the University of Chicago, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Yale and Duke. He's waiting to hear from Harvard, Princeton and Penn.

He likes to spend his time reading nonfiction, having conversations with his friends or playing what he calls "mindless computer games." He never watches TV.

"From what I've heard, TV sort of occupies a lot of people's time, and it doesn't give them much in return," Daniel said.

In addition to being uncommonly smart, Daniel is slender, wears glasses and has a laconic speaking style -- a combination that would have almost guaranteed him a high school experience of unrelenting social misery.

"I think Quiz Kids saved the day for him," Whitnah said. "I think he has become so well known for Quiz Kids that the other students are in awe of him."

Daniel, careful to downplay his efforts and to praise his teammates, said he has enjoyed contributing to his school's reputation, and he has particularly enjoyed lunchtime practice sessions with his teammates.

But now, the finals are nearing, and the question is whether Menlo-Atherton, this year captained by Daniel, will complete a four-year sweep. Burlingame High School is said to be very tough. Crystal Springs is back and strong as ever. "We were within a question of beating them two years ago, so we think it's doable," said Crystal Springs coach Wadleigh. "He's not invincible."

He's not, Daniel said. "I don't want to be seen as some strange, unstoppable force. I just want to be seen as someone who represented his school. Even if we do lose, I won't have any regrets."

Quiz Kids information

For information on Peninsula Quiz Kids, including broadcast dates, channels and information on entering the competition, go online to www.pentv.tv/PQK/pqk.htm, or call (650) 637-1936.

Next fall's Quiz Kids tournament will feature 48 teams from throughout the Bay Area, including the 24 Peninsula and San Francisco teams that competed this year. Teams expected to compete include Berkeley High School, San Ramon Valley High School, Lowell High School in San Francisco, De La Salle High School in Concord and San Leandro High School.

The show is taped before a live audience at Peninsula TV studios in San Carlos.

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Fourth straight win for M-A quiz kids
The Almanac April 16, 2003

A four-year winning streak in any vigorously contested competition is an enviable record, and one now held by the Peninsula Quiz Kids team at Menlo-Atherton High School after their victory in the April 5 championship match.

M-A took the trophy for the fourth consecutive year, defeating Burlingame High School 330 to 190 and topping a field of 24 teams from public and private Peninsula high schools.

M-A's all-senior team was led by four-time participant Daniel Barclay and included Jessica Woods, David Hestrin and alternate Amelia Drace.  Math teacher Gregg Whitnah coached the team.

The quiz asks general knowledge questions in a format similar to the college bowl.  First prize was an eight-day trip to Costa Rica.

Sample question;  "First published in 1849, its principles of nonviolent protests were used by Gandhi and by anti-apartheid groups in South Africa.  Give the two-word title of this work by Henry David Thoreau."  The answer is "Civil Disobedience."
Menlo-Atherton wins Quiz Kids
Palo Alto Daily News Sunday April 6, 2003
and Redwood City Daily News Monday April 7, 2003

The Menlo-Atherton Bears made a clean sweep over the Burlingame Panthers 330-190 to win their fourth straight victory in the final 2003 Quiz Kids tournament in San Carlos yesterday. The question that did it? "What school's mascot is Bevo the steer?" The answer was the University of Texas Longhorns, worth 20 points in the lightning round of questions. Menlo-Atherton senior Jessica Woods fielded the last question, as well as the one before it regarding a Jane Austen novel. Neither team knew the answer to the last question - the city where Dutch painter Vermeer spent most of his life. The answer is Delft. 

"It feels great," Menlo-Atherton team captain Daniel Barclay said of the victory. "It's really a bit overwhelming." Last year, Barclay scored the final points by correctly answering a question about pop star Britney Spears. When asked what his winning strategy was, he said it was "practice, preparation, making sure you have great teammates and a great coach." 

Two teams of three went head to head in the half-hour tournament, which included three rounds of questions. Menlo-Atherton scored 60-40 in the first round, while in the second round, a face-off between Barclay and Love, Menlo-Atherton was ahead 50-30. In the last round, called the lightning round, Menlo-Atherton creamed Burlingame 220-120. The answers in this round are worth 20 points and go to the person who hits the buzzer first. 

Quiz Kids, an annual Peninsula tradition for the last four years, became so popular that KRON-TV Channel 4 decided it will broadcast the show regularly in September. The two competing teams yesterday were whittled down from a total of 24 schools from San Francisco to San Jose that began competing Nov. 24. Barclay, 18, was competing for the fourth consecutive year. The senior said he would probably be studying history or social sciences at an East Coast institution, but did not specify which one. So far, he's been accepted to nine. "I don't want to sound conceited by naming all the colleges I've gotten into," he said. 

Members of the winning team - Barclay,Woods and David Hestrin - won a 10-day trip to Costa Rica, along with the trophy. The Burlingame team - seniors Eugene Zinovyev, Jeff Love and Dan Baum - will receive $500 cash scholarships provided by the Burlingame Scottish Rite of Freemasonry. 

"This match was one where I had more fun than any other one because of the other team," Zinovyev said. "Whether you win or lose, it's going to go up there. I would encourage all students to do this because even if you do just one round, it's fun, and the prizes are great." Zinovyev plans to major in the political economy of industrialized societies at the University of California at Berkeley, with hopes of entering the Foreign Service. 

Set on a brightly lit stage, the tournament took place before a live studio audience in the San Mateo County Transit District building at 1250 San Carlos Ave. in downtown San Carlos. Just like in a game show, the audience was instructed to applaud loudly whenever a cue card went up. Brad Friedman, San Mateo High School's dramatic arts director, hosted Quiz Kids with the lively manner of "Jeopardy" game show host Alex Trebek. 

Supporters, including friends and family, packed the room on both sides. A few cheerleaders from Menlo-Atherton sat in the front row and screamed the loudest. Love's parents, Mike and Davia Love, cheered their son from the back of the room. "He spent his entire life absorbing," said Love's dad, Mike Love. "Mostly 'The Simpsons.' It's by osmosis." 

Barclay's grandmother, Paula Kayton, waved a sign that said "Dan the Man"and "Go for Four." She had flown up from Santa Monica to see her grandson compete as she had the previous three years. Menlo-Atherton Quiz Kids coach and math teacher Gregg Whitnah said the team practiced twice a week, with buzzers, and went through thousands of questions. "Obviously, the team has a lot of talent, but practice helps," he said. 

"It's another avenue for our young people to show their talents," said judge Frank Seebode, a retired principal from Mills High School. "The students enjoy challenging themselves and it's really kind of a fun conversation piece."
Sharp kids, Trebek clone pulling in big ratings.  Know who fought in the Peloponnesian War? These County high schoolers do

San Mateo County Times 
November 18, 2002

By Emily Fancher, STAFF WRITER

Brad Friedman is San Mateo County's Alex Trebek.  The drama director at San Mateo High School has the same salt and pepper hair and sharp suits as Trebek, host of "Jeopardy." And Friedman also asks trivia questions on TV -- on "Quiz Kids," a local show broadcast on Channel 26.

More than 100 fans showed up at the television studio on Saturday for a taping of the first show of the fourth season, in which defending champ Menlo-Atherton High School faced off against Hillsdale High School.

The show is something of a local phenomenon. Broadcast 10 times a week on Channel 26, it is the station's most popular show. Executive producer Bob Marks says the station has estimated that it draws up to 25,000 viewers for some episodes.  "It's taken off beyond our wildest expectations," said producer Liz La Porte. "The kids are gracious, intelligent and articulate."

Marks said his wife, a former teacher, came up with the idea and that the popularity of shows like "Who Wants to be Millionaire?" helped generate excitement at high schools about the quiz teams and the show.  Teams compete for an all-expenses paid trip to Europe, which all three members of this year's Menlo-Atherton team enjoyed last year. The runners up will receive $500 in scholarship money for college.

Menlo-Atherton beat Hillsdale 390 to 200, partly because their team captain Daniel Barclay is an intellectual superstar.  "Daniel Barclay has a reputation as a genius," said Elinor Westfield, a senior at Menlo-Atherton, who came to the show last year.  Barclay is good at everything, but nearly perfect at geography. Teammate Jessica Woods excelled at the math questions and David Hestrin shined at culture and history.

Questions ranged from which governments fought the Peloponnesian War (Sparta and Athens) to what disease affects one's ability to regulate blood sugar levels (diabetes).  Barclay said he didn't have any expectations before he signed on for the team four years ago and the ride has been fun.  "I like the actual shows best of all," Barclay said after the show. "I may look uncomfortable up there, but I'm actually having fun."

Ethan Stewart, who coached the Hillsdale team and teaches history at the school, said he loves preparing for the events. "The kids are bright and motivated," he said. "I was proud of the team today. It was very close after the first two rounds."  Fans from both high schools turned out to clap, stamp their feet and wave signs for their teams like it was a homecoming football game.

"We wanted to make kids who are high achievers into intellectual role models," said Marks, "and I think we've done it."

Staff writer Emily Fancher covers Menlo Park, Atherton, Woodside and Portola Valley. She can be reached at 650-348-4340 or efancher@angnewspapers.com

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M-A High scores hat trick at Quiz Kids contest
The Almanac,  Wednesday, April 10, 2002 

For the third year in a row, Menlo-Atherton High School walked away with the Peninsula Quiz Kids trophy, beating out 24 other high school teams in an undefeated season that ended March 30 in a championship face-off against Crystal Springs Uplands School.

M-A triumphed with 390 points to Crystal Springs' 230. Points are awarded in a Jeopardy-like contest in which four-student teams compete to answer questions about art, science, technology, literature, history, music, geography, math, sports and current events.

In addition to the championship trophy, the M-A team _ senior Robin Pam and juniors Daniel Barclay, Jessica Woods and David Hestrin and their faculty advisor Gregg Whitnah _ won a 10-day trip to the United Kingdom.

"I'm honored to be able to work with a team like this," Mr. Whitnah said. "It is one of the highlights of my life."

"There is no substitute," said M-A Principal Eric Hartwig, "for the hours of practice they have dedicated to make this victory possible. They earned this victory through their hard work, and I am very proud of them."

Over the past school year, the M-A team spent 60 hours fielding 3,000 practice questions, said team captain Robin Pam, who has been competing since her sophomore year.

Crystal Springs, the runner-up for the second straight year, were represented by team captain Lee-Ming Zen, Tyson Mao, Brian Prege of Portola Valley and Mike Bauer. Each student won a DVD player.

The championship match will be broadcast by Peninsula TV on June 5 and June 9 on cable channel 28 in Menlo Park and Atherton. Check TV listings for broadcast times.

Sample questions
1. What is the product of the slope of two perpendicular lines?
2. What title character in a Samuel Beckett play never appears in the play?
3. In 1813, Commodore Perry fought a decisive naval battle on what lake?
4. What state is known as the palmetto state?

Answers: (1.) -1 (2.) Godot (3.) Lake Erie (4.) South Carolina

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San Francisco Chronicle May 17, 2002

  Menlo-Atherton High School won the championship of the televised game show "Peninsula Quiz Kids" for the third straight year, defeating Hillsborough's Crystal Springs Uplands School by a score of 390 to 230.

The team consisted of Robin Pam, captain, Daniel Barclay, face-off specialist, Jessica Woods and David Hestrin. They and their coach, Gregg Whitnah, won a 10-day trip to Ireland, Wales, Scotland and England.

"Quiz Kids," which is similar to "Jeopardy," presents questions about art, science, history, music, geography, math, current events and sports.


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Those M-A Quiz Kids Have All the Answers - and the Championship Medal
The Almanac May 2, 2001

Menlo-Atherton High School's brainy Quiz Kids won the Peninsula Quiz Kids Championship _ for the second year in a row _ by defeating Crystal Springs Uplands School in Hillsborough on April 28 by a score of 330 to 300.

Remaining undefeated for two seasons, the M-A team now reigns as the Quiz Kids champs for Silicon Valley because this year's expanded competition involved 24 high school teams from San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. M-A prevailed over Gunn, Menlo School, Sacred Heart, Woodside and 19 other high schools.

The showdown match was televised before a live audience in Peninsula TV's studio in San Carlos.

Coming up with correct answers to challenging questions were M-A's team of captain Robin Pam, Daniel Barclay, Noah Veltman and William Most. They and their coach, Bob Hasbrook, won a nine-day, all-expenses-paid trip to England, courtesy of ACIS tours. Their plans call for visiting London, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Stonehenge, and seeing a Shakespearean play and two modern plays.

During the championship match, the lead changed several times before the Menlo-Atherton team clinched the title. Some of the questions during the final "battle of the brains" were: What is the only major city on Australia's west coast? Who invented the machine gun? (The answers: Perth. Richard Jordan Gatling.)

Captain Lee-Ming Zen led the Crystal Springs team that included Tyson Mao, Mike Bauer and Jessica Wang. Their coach is Wells Wadleigh.

The Quiz Kid matches, which have developed a loyal following among television viewers, will be aired on Mondays at 7:30 p.m. on cable Channel 6 in Menlo Park, Atherton, East Palo Alto and Palo Alto, and also on Sundays at 8:05 p.m. on cable Channel 77.

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San Francisco Chronicle May 11, 2001

For the second year in a row, a team from Menlo-Atherton High School has been crowned champion of the Peninsula Quiz Kids, a game show that tests area students' knowledge and intellect and airs weekly on Peninsula TV, a local cable network.

The team edged out a squad from Crystal Springs Uplands School in Hillsborough in the finals. The championship match that concluded the 24-team tournament was held April 28 at the Peninsula TV studios in San Carlos.

Quiz Kids features a wide range of questions posed to a team of students. Since February, teams from Daly City to Mountain View and Pescadero have competed in the single-elimination tournament. Five of the teams were from private schools, and 19 were from public schools.

With its first-place finish, Menlo Atherton's team -- Robin Pam, Noah Veltman, Daniel Barclay and alternate William Most -- remains undefeated in the two years of the Quiz Kids competition.

The winners will receive an all-expenses paid, nine-day trip to London, accompanied by coach Bob Hasbrook, who teaches Western Civilization and European History at the school. The team is scheduled to make the trip on July 19.

Menlo-Atherton will lose half its squad for next year's competition -- Veltman and Most are seniors. But captain Pam returns, as does Barclay, who handled majority of the questions in the finals.

The future looks even brighter for the Crystal Springs Uplands team of Mike Bauer, Tyson Mao, Lee-Ming Zen and alternate Jessica Wang -- all four are juniors who competed in Quiz Kids for the first time. They were coached by Wells Wadleigh, chairman of the Crystal Springs Uplands history department


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Menlo-Atherton High Has All the Answers
San Francisco Chronicle May 26, 2000

The questions were tough and the tension was high.

But after three rounds of brain-draining intellectual battle, a group of Menlo-Atherton High School students claimed the Peninsula Quiz Kids 2000 grand prize -- a nine-day European vacation.

The Menlo-Atherton Bears defeated the San Mateo High School Bearcats in the final match of the quiz show, which was broadcast live last Saturday afternoon on Peninsula TV. Menlo-Atherton and San Mateo had been competing since March with Peninsula high schools.

Menlo-Atherton beat out Half Moon Bay, Sacred Heart and Carlmont high schools to reach the finals. San Mateo clobbered rivals Burlingame, Capuchino and Hillsdale high schools.

Like the game Trivial Pursuit, the Peninsula Quiz Show presents students with several categories of questions, ranging from math to history.

In the first and third rounds of competition, team members from both schools race to see who can hit the buzzer first and answer questions correctly. During the second round, one person from each team chooses a specific category and competes for the most points.

Menlo-Atherton's Bears clinched the win with a total of 300 points. San Mateo's Bearcats racked up 230 points.

Daniel Barclay, a 15-year-old freshman, said Menlo-Atherton's win boiled down to lots of practice, some luck and good coaching. Menlo-Atherton's coach is Bob Hasbrook, an Advanced Placement history and Western civilization teacher. San Mateo's coaches are English teachers Sara Iraheta and Jane McCabe.

``I'm really glad that we won,'' Barclay said. ``We have mostly our coach to thank. He put aside two or three of his lunch periods every week to help us. We couldn't have done it without him.''

Although San Mateo didn't win, senior Michael Levy, 17, said his team had a good time.

``We just showed up and had fun,'' he said.

The championship match will be shown at 8:30 p.m. tonight and replayed at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, and again at 6:30 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, on Peninsula TV, seen in most San Mateo County cities on Channel 8 or Channel 26. Cable Co-op also shows Peninsula TV on local access channels.

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Menlo-Atherton Quiz Kids Win Trip
San Mateo County Times, May 22, 2000

The three student team members - senior Lyndsey Toeppen, 17, sophomore Robin Pam, 15, and freshman Daniel Barclay, 14 - beat San Mateo High School 300 to 230 in the final round of the two-month long trivia competition, which was narrowed down to the two schools from the 16 participating when the competition began in March.

It's exciting, it's really neat - it's just fun," said Pam, who practiced twice a week with the team since January, using trivial pursuit cards and old buzzers they found in a closet.

San Mateo High School team members - seniors Kathleen Weeks, Michael Levy, and Reamonn Stynnes - each got to take home Web TV's. In addition to the trips, Menlo-Atherton team members received the first Quiz Kids trophy, which the school will get to keep for a year.

Both teams said the experience brought them closer together. As Toeppen put it, "It's been such a bonding experience for everybody."


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M-A High team wins Quiz Kids competition
The Almanac May 24, 2000

By Marjorie Mader
Almanac Staff Writer

M enlo-Atherton's Quiz Kids won the first-ever Peninsula Quiz Kids championship May 20, an academic competition where some of the brightest students from 16 high schools in the county match wits.

Before a packed television studio audience and under the glare of klieg lights, M-A's team of three continued its winning streak by defeating San Mateo High School's team in the championship match by a score of 300 to 230.

The first-place winners and their coach, Bob Hasbrook, will receive an all-expenses-paid, nine-day trip to Europe this summer, with stops in London, Paris and Rome, courtesy of EF Educational Tours. Menlo-Atherton will receive the competition's first perpetual trophy to be displayed (after it's engraved) in the school's Pride Hall.

Captain Lyndsey Toeppen admitted last Saturday's match was "a little bit nerve wracking," but the entire competition was really great. "It is one of the first academic-based competitions where high school students can work as a team to show off their intellectual skills," said the M-A senior.

Lyndsey credits M-A's balanced team for moving ahead to win the championship. Daniel Barclay, the only freshman in the entire competition and a history buff, answered all the rapid-fire "face-off" questions for M-A during the entire competition. Robin Pam, a sophomore, drew on her knowledge of literature, popular culture and sports to come up with correct answers. Lyndsey was the math and science expert. Seniors Jonathan Soon, Nicole Hildebrandt and Alexander Doherty added more depth to the teamwork as they attended practice sessions during lunch about three times a week and were ready to step into the competition at a moment's notice.

The turning point in the championship match came in the early part of the "collaboration round," when the team decides the point value of the question to be asked and then collaborates on the answer, said Daniel. M-A was ahead by only 20 points. Working together, the team was able to come up with the 40-point answers and then respond with the correct answer when San Mateo faltered.

The questions, read by charismatic host Brad Friedman, were noticeably harder in the finals match, according to teammates. Two of the questions M-A's team didn't get: What is the name of the Caribbean witch in Arthur Miller's play, "The Crucible?" Name two of the four teams for which San Francisco Giants' manager Dusty Baker played?

"Watching these kids in this academic competition was as exciting as any athletic competition," said coach Hasbrook.

Mr. Hasbrook returned to M-A this fall from retirement to teach his popular Advanced Placement European history and Western Civilization classes. To determine who made the team, Mr. Hasbrook invited all 30 sign-ups to participate in a practice quiz show to see how they responded and stood up under pressure.

Would M-A's teammates sign up again for the Quiz Kids program next year? "Definitely" responded Dan and Pam, who will be back at M-A next fall. Lyndsey, and the other seniors, who graduate next month, won't be eligible, but Lyndsey said she would definitely be involved, as she will be nearby attending Stanford. And Mr. Hasbrook said he would definitely like to coach the Quiz Kids again if there's a spot for him at M-A next year.

Locally, Peninsula Quiz Kids programs may be viewed on Cable Co-op Channel 6 Mondays at 7:30 p.m. and on Channel 77 Sundays at 8:05 p.m. Contact Cabel Co-op Channel 6 in Palo Alto for specific school matches.

"From the beginning, we believed it has been important to feature kids who are achieving academically, affording them the role model status usually reserved for star athletes," said Producer Bob Marks of Peninsula TV.

Peninsula Quiz Kids was sponsored by Pacific Bell, the Independent Newspaper Group and EF Educational Tours with support from area businesses, SamTrans and the San Mateo County Office of Education.


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