FAIRFIELD, Conn. – If you weren’t one of the dozens of fans that supported Fairfield Ludlowe High School’s team at the taping of “The Challenge,” you can catch the students on television starting Friday. The show’s first airing is at 6:30 p.m. on the high school sports network MSG Varsity.
"The Challenge" is a quiz show for high school students in Cablevision’s coverage area. Teams of four answer high-school-level questions on history, arts, literature, current events, math and science in front of a studio audience.
The top team in the tri-state area could win $10,000 for its school, plus a $500 bonus for each team member. The Falcons are in a pool of 16 teams across Connecticut and 192 in the tri-state area.
Friday’s program will show the Falcon’s second-round match against St. Luke’s School of New Canaan. The taping drew an unusually large number of Ludlowe supporters for the academic event, a Cablevision spokesperson said.
Representing Fairfield Ludlowe this year are team captain Arjun Jain, along with James Cheung, Emily Fish and Thomas Romano; Alexander Yokokawa is an alternate. The team’s academic advisers are John Antonello and Courtenay Trahan.
“The Challenge” airs on MSG Varsity, or Optimum channel 14.