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Syosset HS Advances To “The Challenge” Semi-Finals

Syosset High School has moved on to the Regional Semi-Finals of MSG Varsity’s “The Challenge,” and will take on Farmingdale High School on Sunday, May 26, 2013, at 6:30 p.m., on Cablevision’s Optimum Channel 14.

Syosset High School, joined by three other schools from Nassau County, heads into the Regional Semi-Final play while trying to qualify for the Tri-State Championship Playoffs.

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, the arts and literature, current events, and math and science in front of a live studio audience.

The Syosset High School team is represented by: Adam Rubinstein, Jeremy Wolfe (Captain), Joshua Abraham, Shirley Kuang and (Alternate) Andrew Lipman. The academic advisors are Brian Bickford and Julie Newman.

 “The Challenge” includes 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. Long Island will be represented by 32 high schools from Nassau County and 32 high schools from Suffolk County. A new match-up can be seen every Sunday through Friday at 6:30 p.m., on MSG Varsity, Cablevision’s Optimum Channel 14.  

Participating schools advance through a series of elimination rounds, with one school from each region being crowned regional champion and winning $2,500. 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.

News

Eight students from Jericho High School, the largest number of students from any school on Long Island this year, are among the 300 semifinalists picked from 1,800 entrants nationally and overseas in the annual Intel Science Talent Search.

Brookville’s Green Vale School students were featured in the September/October 2013 issue of Sport Rocketry, the official journal of the National Association of Rocketry.

The seventh-grade students competed nationally at the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) last May in Virginia and were the youngest rocket scientists competing. They were also the only team from Long Island that qualified to enter the competition and one of only two teams from New York State.


Sports

The Syosset Braves 11-year-old football team recently won the Superbowl Championship Game against the Rosedale Jets with a final score of 13 to 0.

The Farrell & Schmidt Ho Ho Ho 5-Kilometer Run started and finished at the John F. Kennedy Middle School in Bethpage on Dec. 21. The top local finisher was Tim Mahony of Syosset, who scored in 11th place overall and third in the 15 to 19 age group.

Other locals winning awards in this year’s Ho Ho Ho Run were Gina Ferraro of Syosset (2nd woman, 35-39 age group), Patty Santella of Syosset (3rd woman, 45-49 age group), Kim Solomine of Syosset (2nd woman, 55-59 age group).


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