Four Kings Park students will face off against Comsewogue in the first round of 'The Challenge,' a quiz show filmed by MSG Varsity that pits students from competing schools against one another not on the court or ballfield, but in the academic ring.
This year's KPHS team is represented by: Zak Marcone, Joseph Gargiulo (Captain), Michael Adams, Mayuri Sridhar, and (alternates) Eliza Swieczkowski and Justin Barish. The academic advisor is Robert Celeste.
The matchup between the two schools will air on New Year's Eve, at 6:30 p.m. on MSG Varsity.
'The Challenge' is in its 16th year of airing, and consists of 32 teams in Suffolk County and close to 200 across the tri-state area competing for $10,000 for their school, and individual prized of $500 each. The winner of each region earns $2,500 prizes for their schools.
Last year's team advanced to the semi-final in the Suffolk region before being outed by East Islip.