New Season of Granite State Challenge

Newfound Regional High Meets Merrimack High

Tune in to NHPBS Saturday, February 8 at 6:00 pm for the first game on a new season of Granite State Challenge. Host Jon Cannon leads the action as the Bears of Newfound Regional High School take on the Tomahawks of Merrimack High.

Playing for the Newfound Regional Bears are Captain Josh Holton, Evelyn Cutting, Ashlynn Hatch, Simon Shedd,and alternates Brian Watson, Sophia Pettit. The team is coached by James LeBaron

The Merrimack Tomahawks are represented by captain Captain Scott Peyton, Alex Jobin, Troy Church, Nick Gacharna and alternates Aidan Remick and Jack Pikora. The team is coached by Sara Campbell and Linda Mandra

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 HampshireSafety InsuranceNew Hampshire LotteryHeinemann PublishingCognia, HRCU, and Manchester Community College.

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