East Hampton High School are showing Long Island just what they're working with upstairs.
Students advanced to the second round of MSG Varsity’s, “The Challenge”, on Thursday, and will take on West Babylon High School on April 15 at 6:30 p.m. on Cablevision’s Optimum, Channel 14.
Collin Kavanaugh, Brock Lownes, who is the captain, Ian Lynch — the valedictorian of the Class of 2013 — Josh Le Clerc, and alternatives Tom Hindmarsh Sten and Margaux Eckert. Jessica Zimmermann and Michelle Kennedy are the academic advisor.
Students are tested on history, arts and literature, current events, math, and science in front of a live studio audience. East Hampton students joined 31 other schools from Suffolk County as they breezed through the Regional rounds in an effort to qualify for the Tri-State Championship Playoffs.
“The Challenge” includes 192 high schools from the entire tri-state area. Nassau and Suffolk as two distinct regions. A new match-up can been seen every Sunday through Friday at 6:30 p.m.
Participating schools advance play for the chance to win the regional championship and winning $2,500 for their school. The winning teams from each region go on to “The Challenge” Championship. The school that wins the Tri-State Champion will receive $10,000 in prize money and each student participating in the final “Challenge” Championship game will receive $500.
Jared Cotter, host of “MSG Varsity’s Talent Show” and a popular semi-finalist from American Idol, is the host of the show.