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Wilton Challenge Team to Compete in State Finals

WILTON, Conn. – The Wilton High School Challenge team will be battling Fairfield Ludlowe High School in the state finals of the MSG Varsity “Challenge” quiz show .

Tune in to Cablevision channel 14, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday to watch the five students compete in a challenge of history, current events, math, science, arts and literature in front of a live audience. The show will be hosted by American Idol semi-finalist Jared Cotto.

Led by senior captain Simon Brewer, the team consists of fellow seniors William Jankowski and Mohsin Jawed, freshman Molly Hoch and junior Jake Jankowski. It hopes to win against Ludlowe so it can move on to the regional challenges.

Wilton already has defeated Greens Farms Academy, Brien McMahon High School and Jonathon Law High School.

If the team wins Tuesday, it will receive $2,500 for the school and go on to compete against schools from New York and New Jersey.

The school awarded the title of Tri-State Champion will receive $10,000 in prize money and each student participating in the final “Challenge” Championship game will receive $500.

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