The Londonderry Lancers Meet the Pinkerton Astros

Granite State Challenge - Round One

(DURHAM, May 6, 2021) – Tune in to NHPBS Saturday, May 8 at 6:00 pm as the Lancers of Londonderry High take on the Astros of Pinkerton Academy on Granite State Challenge.

Playing for the Londonderry Lancers are Captain Chris Ferrick, Adhvika Arunkumar
Austin Kilgore, Nathan Ferrick, and alternate Brandon Morani. The team is coached by Peter Willis. Londonderry  High enrolls around 1,521 students.

The Astros of Pinkerton Academy are represented by Captain Patrick Garcia, Hedaya Badr, Kenza Elyamani, and Jude Farley. The team is coached by Deborah Carlsen. Pinkerton Academy is located in Derry, NH. It is a public academy with an enrollment of around 3,166 students. It serves the towns of Auburn, Chester, Derry, Hampstead, Hooksett, and Candia.

The winner of the match will move on to the quarterfinals where they will face the Clippers Portsmouth High on 6/5 @ 6 pm on NHPBS.

*Granite State Challenge games were pre-recorded in March.

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 hands at daily brainteasers on the GRANITE STATE CHALLENGE Facebook page.

GRANITE STATE CHALLENGE is funded by lead sponsor Unitil; with additional funding from NEA New Hampshire, Safety Insurance, New Hampshire Lottery, D.F. Richard, Cognia, and HRCU.

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