On Nov. 7, 2011, the Academic Team traveled to New York City to compete against Shelter Island in “The Challenge.” In this event, hosted by American Idol semifinalist Jared Cotter, teams of local academically gifted students are tested on their knowledge of arts and literature, history, math, science and current events.

Did East Islip win or lose? The suspense–and final score–will bee revealed when the match is broadcast Monday, Feb. 6 on Cablevision’s MSG Varsity network (channel 14) at 6:30 p.m.

The episode will be replayed on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. on MSG Varsity, as well as on News 12 Long Island on Feb. 12 at 6:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.