Woodbridge Students Show Skills On Cable Quiz Show

WOODBRIDGE—The 13th season of The Challenge kicks off with all-star student scholars from Woodbridge High School and Livingston High School competing against each other in round one of this award-winning high school quiz show.

This first round match-up will air Thursday, Jan. 21, at 6:30 p.m. on MSG Varsity (Cablevision’s iO TV – Channel 14). The Challenge will also repeat on News 12 New Jersey on Saturday and Sunday evenings at 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.


New this season is Jared Cotter, former FUSE TV host and a popular semi-finalist from American Idol.  Cotter serves as moderator, quizzing competing high school teams on their knowledge of history, arts and literature, current events, math and science.

Representing Woodbridge High School will be Kierstan Carter, Kathleen Cruz, Sarvesh Shah (team alternate), Andrew Shapiro (team captain) and Brett Wiewiorski.  The academic advisors are Laurel Petersen and Timothy Peitz.

The Challenge began as a Long Island effort 13 years ago and now includes 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.  This season, 184 high schools will be participating with the goal of becoming the Tri-State Challenge Champion and winning $10,000 for their school and $500 for each team member competing in that final round.

Taking The Challenge…The academic team from Woodbridge High School will face the team from Livingston High School in the first round competition of MSG Varsity’s The Challenge, airing January 21 at 6:30 PM exclusively on MSG Varsity on Cablevision’s iO Channel 14.  Pictured during a break in taping are Timothy Peitz (academic advisor), Laurel Petersen (academic advisor), Kierstan Carater, Andrew Shapiro (team captain), host Jared Cotter, Brett Wiewiorski, Kathleen Cruz and Sarvesh Shah (team alternate). Photo courtesy of Epoch 5 Public Relations

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