Nashua South Meets Souhegan High

Granite State Challenge - Round One

(DURHAM, February 7, 2023) - Nashua High South takes on Souhegan High in game two in the first round of Granite State Challenge on Thursday, February 9, 2023, at 7:30 pm on NHPBS.

Playing for Nashua High  South are Captain and junior Curtis Newton, juniors Narayan Sajeev and Deetya Nagri, and sophomore Calvin Song. The team alternates are junior Krish Kankure and freshman Henry Long. The team is coached by Lex Duval and Kelli Thornhill. Nashua High South enrolls 1,844 students.

Playing for Souhegan High are Captain and senior PJ Cloutier-Kennedy. PJ is joined by sophomore Kasen Fox, senior Andrew Coleman, and junior Alec Simoneau. The team alternate is Caleb Brower. The team is coached by Nicholas Drinkwater. Souhegan High enrolls around 831 students from Amherst and Mont Vernon.

The winner of the game will move on to the quarterfinals where they will meet Merrimack High.  The next round-one game pits Fall Mountain Regional High against St. Thomas Aquinas High on Thursday, February 16 at 7:30 pm.

Hosted by Bow High School teacher and former Granite State Challenge coach (Bedford High), contestant (Belmont High), and Granite State Challenge crew member, Jon Cannon, 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 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, The New Hampshire Lottery, D.F. Richard Energy, Cognia, and HRCU.

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