On Monday November 15, 2010 North Salem High School students Cody Nager, James Batchelder, Tyler Pircio, Sean Wang and alternate Cara Megerdichian participated for the first time in the MSG Challenge.
The MSG Challenge is an academic quiz bowl for high school students. Schools compete in a series of elimination rounds until one team wins the tournament.
The North Salem team faced Byram Hills, a past winner of this tournament and a participant in this challenge five previous times. Although they did not win this competition, the North Salem team, competing for the first time did exceptionally well. The team is already making plans for next year on how they can improve and win the competition under the guidance of co-advisors Todd Chamberlain and Mary Lou Giannetto.
The MSG Challenge will be aired on Feb 2, 2011 at 5:30 channel 14 on IO or 614 on On Demand and the following Sat and Sun at 6:30pm and 9:30 pm on channel 12.