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Swaggers, jitters before ‘High School Quiz Show’

Quenton Hurst, or “Q,” as he prefers, seems a natural candidate for a quiz team — he’s interested in, as he put it, “bizarre facts,” “really obscure things,” and has a reservoir of “snippets” of knowledge.

The spiky-haired 16-year-old, who is representing Rockport High School in this year’s installment of WGBH-TV’s “High School Quiz Show,” also doesn’t lack confidence. He’ll be ready to deliver the goods “wherever they need me,” he said in an interview before a recent Sunday morning taping at the WGBH studios in Brighton. 

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