(DURHAM, April 29, 2020) –Tune in to NHPBS Saturday, May 2, at 6:00 pm as the Tomahawks of Merrimack High take on the Sabers of Souhegan High in the first semifinal game of Granite State Challenge.
Playing for the Merrimack High Tomahawks are captain Captain Scott Peyton, Alex Jobin, Troy Church, and Andrew Peyton joined by alternates Nick Gacharna, and Aidan Remick. The team is coached by Sara Campbell and Linda Mandra. Merrimack High enrolls around 1,174 students.
The Souhegan High Sabers are represented by Captain Alec Reitter, Zach Cotter, Ari Garnick, Amanda Fulton, and alternates Daniel Svendsen and Sam Chistolini. The team is coached by Dave Jasinski, Sarah Kunyoysing, and Travis Nason. Souhegan High is located in Amherst and serves students in Amherst and Mont Vernon. It has an enrollment of around 830 students.
The winner of the match will face either defending champs Plymouth High School or Bow High Schol in the championship game.
Granite State Challenge games were pre-recorded in January.
Granite State Challenge is funded by lead sponsor Unitil; with additional funding from NEA New Hampshire, Safety Insurance, New Hampshire Lottery, Heinemann Publishing, Cognia, HRCU, and Manchester Community College.
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.
You can follow your favorite team, test your own knowledge with GRANITE STATE CHALLENGE online quizzes, and more at the GRANITE STATE CHALLENGE web page or try your hand at daily brainteasers on the GRANITE STATE CHALLENGE Facebook page.
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