Seniors and Sophomores Win the Academic Challenge

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Bellport High School’s senior and sophomore teams were the winners of the annual Academic Challenge, held in the school auditorium on March 20. The annual challenge, similar to Jeopardy, is one of several activities held for Spirit Month. 

Adviser Ellen Hoffman said in her introductory comments, “This is one of the best parts of spirit month and is a way to see how students can perform under pressure.”  

The senior team was paired against the juniors, while the sophomores competed against the freshmen. Topics included New York State history, science, video games, colleges and universities, “Hola, Shalom, Ciao” and politics today. Commentator Wayne White and student council score keepers Carly Diolosa, Karli Monsell and Eliza Ynoa were also on hand to help the program run smoothly. 

The South Country Central School District congratulates the following team members for being chosen by faculty to participate in the Academic Challenge: 

Grade 9: Aqsa Majid, Curren Johnsen, Tarissa Jones, Charlotte Rauch and (alternate) Steven Rodas 
Grade 10: Bobby DeSantis, Anthony Huber, Victoria Monte, Zach Pino and (alternate) Hannah Wilson 
Grade 11: Shaliq Cochran, Liam Murphy, Veronica Riddick and Aidan Sawyer
Grade 12: Ashton Arbus, Tyler Brock, Africa Bryant, (alternate) Saeed Hossain and Shawn Wolf