Riverhead L.I. Challenge Team wins round one

COURTESY PHOTO | (L-R) Shane Ford, Daniel Raynor (Captain), Charlotte Palmer and Steven Keller from Riverhead High School compete in the Long Island Challenge competition.

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.

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