WOODBRIDGE—All-star student scholars from Woodbridge High School will challenge Bergen County Academies in the first round of the 12th season of Cablevision’s The Challenge, an academic quiz show designed to test students’ knowledge in a Jeopardy-style format.
The first round match-up between Woodbridge High School and Bergen County Academies will air exclusively on News 12 New Jersey at 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 31, and Sunday, Feb. 1. The Challenge, hosted by News 12 New Jersey anchor Bryan Jenkins, can also be viewed anytime through the convenience of video on demand (VOD) through News 12 Interactive, located on iO TV channel 612.
Representing Woodbridge High School will be Kierstan Carter, Kathleen Cruz (team alternate), Charles Kreisel (team captain), Andrew Shapiro and Brett Wiewiorski. Their academic advisors are Laurel Petersen and Timothy Peitz.
In its 12th season, The Challenge includes schools and students from the Bronx and Brooklyn, Long Island, the Westchester/Hudson Valley region, New Jersey and Connecticut. More than 900 students representing 184 tri-state area high schools are participating this season. Teams are typically made up of students who are at the top of their class — academic all-stars who compete based on their knowledge of history, arts and literature, math and science.
As this season of The Challenge progresses, schools will vie each week to continue on in the competition, which ultimately results in the best teams from each region facing off against each other next spring. Regional champions will then compete for the ultimate title, Tri-State Challenge Champion. The winning team in each region will receive $2,500 and go on to compete for $10,000 in the Tri-State Championship. Each student participating in the championship match will receive $500.