The SABIS International CharterSchool academic team defeated Simsbury High School of Connecticut in the As Schools Match Wits competition by a score of 135-125 in a close match on Saturday, December 10, 2011.
As Schools Match Wits is a high school quiz show that airs on PBS station WGBY in Springfield on Saturdays at 7pm and is produced in association with Westfield State University. The show has been on air since 1961. "Area high school students sharpen their wits on WGBY. Produced at the studios of Westfield State University and broadcast on WGBY, the show delivers all of the fun of the classic high school quiz-show and introduces a new generation of high-school students to one of the few public competitions that stresses knowledge over physical ability." All episodes of Wits will be available ON DEMAND to Comcast and Time Warner digital cable subscribers in Massachusetts.
Members of the SABIS Team include: Brandon Santiago (2012), Danielle Lessard (2012), Ryan Kuehl (2013), Hannah Sullivan (2013) Candice Steele (alternate) (2012). The faculty advisor is Amanda Provost, Head of the English Department.