Students Accept “The Challenge”

A team of six Glen Cove High School students recently competed in “The Challenge,” an academic quiz bowl televised on the MSG Varsity network. Under the direction of Science Chairperson Thomas Pye and teacher Brendan Clements, students Elias Blinkoff (team captain), Rachel Brady, Nicole D’Ambrosio, Alexandra Franklin, Claire Lechtenberg and Stanislaw Tokarz squared off against Island Trees High School on Nov. 15. The teams answered questions that touched on different core academic subjects as well as trivia in a variety of areas. Among the classmates who took the trip into the MSG Varsity studios to be part of the studio audience and cheer them on were members of the GCHS Communications Arts Academy, who enjoyed a close-up and behind-the-scenes look at a professional television studio and set.

The show will air on Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. on MSG Varsity (Channel 14 on Optimum Cablevision). Several members of the GCHS Challenge Team will also compete in the upcoming Brookhaven National Lab Science Bowl, to take place in late January.

Mr. Pye and Mr. Clements are pictured here with Challenge team members (L-R) Nicole, Rachel, Elias, Alexandra, and Claire. Stanislaw is missing from the photo.