Tune in to GRANITE STATE CHALLENGE Saturday, April 20 at 6:00 pm on NHPBS as Merrimack High School takes on Nashua High South in the final game in the quarterfinals of GRANITE STATE CHALLENGE. Merrimack defeated Portsmouth High and Nashua South beat the Academy for Science and Design to secure their spots in the quarterfinals.
Playing for the Merrimack High Tomahawks are captain junior Scott Peyton, junior Alex Jobin, junior Troy Church, sophomore Nick Gacharna and alternates sophomore Aidan Remick and junior Emily Brule. The team is coached by Sara Campbell.
The Panthers of Nashua High South are represented by captain senior Ankita Devasia, senior Ben Telerski, junior George Eid, and junior Njeri Kiritu. The alternates are senior Hailey Sweeney and freshman Sri Korandla. The team is coached by Greg Montine.
The winner of this quarterfinal game will face Plymouth Regional High in the semifinals. Tune in to the first game of the semifinals between Littleton and Manchester Central, Saturday April 27 at 5:30 pm on NHPBS.
GRANITE STATE CHALLENGE features New Hampshire's top high school academic quiz teams as they demonstrate remarkable teamwork, quick thinking and smarts to beat the clock and buzz in first on this iconic New Hampshire game show. The game emphasizes quick recall of math, science, social studies, language arts, and fine arts facts—along with questions about current events, entertainment, sports and New Hampshire.
GRANITE STATE CHALLENGE is funded by lead sponsor Unitil; with additional funding from NEA New Hampshire, Heinemann Publishing, New Hampshire Lottery, D.F. Richard Energy, HRCU, Measured Progress, The NHHEAF Network Organizations, Safety Insurance and Super Sunday partner, Manchester Community College.
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