Archbishop Stepinac High School in White Plains has advanced to the second round of MSG Varsity’s, “The Challenge” and will next take on S.S. Seward Institute.
Stepinac is joined by 31 other schools from the Westchester-Hudson Valley as they progress through the Regional Rounds in trying to qualify for the Tri-State Championship Playoffs.
The Archbishop Stepinac team is represented by: Mark Soriano, Trevor Bullock, Brendan Mohan (captain), Joseph Terrigno, (alternates) Dylan Pereiras. The academic advisors are Joe Venice, Frank Portanova and Roxanne Calvello. They are set to appear on MSG Varsity on Wednesday, April 10, at 6:30 p.m. on Cablevision’s Optimum, Channel 14.
Back for his fourth season as host of “The Challenge” is Jared Cotter, host of “MSG Varsity’s Talent Show” and a popular semi-finalist from American Idol. Cotter will serve as moderator, testing competing teams on their knowledge of history, arts and literature, current events, math, and science in front of a live studio audience.
“The Challenge” includes 192 high schools from the tri-state area — Long Island, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Westchester/Lower Hudson Valley, New Jersey and Connecticut. Long Island will be represented by 32 high schools from Nassau County and 32 high schools from Suffolk County.
Participating schools advance through a series of elimination rounds, with one school in each region being crowned regional champion and winning $2,500 for their school. The winning teams from each region go on to “The Challenge” Championship where they square off in a Tri-State Showdown.
The school awarded the title of Tri-State Champion will receive $10,000 in prize money and each student participating in the final “Challenge” Championship game will receive $500.