Bow High Meets Defending Champion Plymouth High

Granite State Challenge - Semifinals

(DURHAM, May 6, 2020) –Tune in to NHPBS Saturday, May 9 at 6:00 pm as the Falcons of Bow High take on the defending champions Plymouth Regional High Bobcats in the semifinals of Granite State Challenge.

The Falcons of Bow High are represented by Captain Justin Murphy, Aaron Burkett, Madeline Lessard, and Colin Bayer along with alternates Connor Griffin and Jacob McDaniel. The team is coached by Michelle Hlavaz. Bow High is located in Merrimack Country and has an enrollment of around 625 students. Bow High defeated Fall Mountain Regional High and Exeter High to secure their place in the semifinals.

Playing for the Plymouth Regional High School Bobcats are Captain Rhys Harris, Michael Cathy, Ben Kresge, and Rhianna Herlihy along with alternates Erek Bickford and Mason Earick. The team is coached by Jay Fogerty. Plymouth Regional High enrolls around 634 students and serves Plymouth, Ashland, Holderness, Campton, Rumney, Wentworth, Warren, Ellsworth, Waterville Valley, and Thornton. Plymouth High defeated Dover and Manchester Central on their way to the semifinals.

The winner of the match will face Merrimack High 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 HampshireSafety InsuranceNew Hampshire LotteryHeinemann PublishingCognia, 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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