BETHPAGE–Ardsley High School has completed their run through the Regional Competition and Tri-State Playoffs of MSG Varsity’s “The Challenge” to be crowned the 2011-12 Overall Tri-State Champions.
By winning the Tri-State Championship, Ardsley High School receives $10,000 and the Trophy honoring them as Tri-State Champions. Each student participant in the final “Challenge” Championship game received $500.
The Ardsley team is represented by Rohan Pitre, Adam Gross-Leczycki, Ryan Rosenberg (captain), Josh Berlowitz and Bettina Cheung (alternate). The academic advisor is Danielle Wagner.
The 15th season of The Challenge included 192 high schools from the entire tri-state area — Long Island (with Nassau and Suffolk as two distinct regions), the Bronx, Brooklyn, Westchester/Lower Hudson Valley, New Jersey and Connecticut. This season, Long Island was represented by 32 high schools from Nassau County and 32 high schools from Suffolk County. All episodes of the The Challenge can be viewed on MSGVarsity.com.
American Idol semi-finalist, Jared Cotter hosts “The Challenge,” quizzing competing teams on their knowledge of history, current events, math, science, arts and literature in front of a live studio audience.