Riverhead High School’s “Long Island Challenge” team has advanced past the first round of the island-wide trivia competition, school officials said.
The team — which includes captain Daniel Raynor, Shane Ford, Charlotte Palmer, Steven Keller, Alex Roytman and Edgar Samudio and is coached by high school science teacher Christopher McCrary — won its first game against the Brentwood High School challenge team Tuesday in New York City.
The News 12-sponsored “Challenge” competition began as the “Long Island Challenge” 13 years ago and now includes schools from across the tri-state area from the Connecticut to New Jersey. This year, 184 schools are competing in the competition to become the tri-state champion.
The winning team will win a $10,000 grand prize for their school and $500 awards for each team member competing in the final round.
Riverhead’s winning game will be aired on television on Dec. 17, the district said.