FAIRFIELD, Conn. – Fairfield residents can watch students from Fairfield Ludlowe High School this week as they make their television debut on “The Challenge.” The show airs Friday 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 live 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.
Ludlowe’s first-round matchup is against Bridgeport’s Kolbe Cathedral High School. The Falcons are in a pool of 16 teams across Connecticut and 192 in the tri-state area.
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.