Barrington 220 Student to Appear on NBC’s “Genius Junior”

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GENIUS JUNIOR -- Episode 101 -- Pictured: (l-r) Team Cheese Cabinet: Paige, Matt, Norah -- (Photo by: Evans Vestal Ward)

A Hough Street Elementary student is set to appear on a new game show, “Genius Junior”, which celebrates some of the brightest children in America.

Matt Louis is a 5th grade student in the district’s Extended Self-Contained program, which serves students who demonstrate the need for acceleration and enrichment beyond the scope of the general education classroom. Matt enjoys robotics and participating in various sports such as lacrosse,
basketball and football. His favorite subject is math.

“Genius Junior” is hosted by Neil Patrick Harris and airs Sundays at 8pm (CENTRAL) on NBC. The show premiered March 18. Matt is set to appear on the show on Sunday, April 8.

Formed in 1973, Barrington Community Unit School District 220 educates over 9,000 students at one high school, two middle schools (grades 6-8), eight elementary schools, and one early childhood center. District 220 encompasses 72 square miles in 4 counties and covers 12 villages: all of Barrington, Lake Barrington, Tower Lakes; and portions of Barrington Hills, Carpentersville, Deer Park, Fox River Grove, Port Barrington, Hoffman Estates, Inverness, North Barrington, and South Barrington. Learn more at

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