(DURHAM, May 2, 2023) - Plymouth Regional High meets Trinity High in the last semifinal game of Granite State Challenge on Thursday, April 20, 2023, at 7:30 pm on NHPBS.
Captain and senior Dash Ough, junior Khalil Dakhlia, senior Natalie Boyer, and senior Jason Vuong are playing for Plymouth Regional High. The team alternates are senior Trevor Tobine and sophomore Reagan Sutherland. The team is coached by Jay Fogarty and Troy Harris. Plymouth Regional High enrolls around 647 students from Plymouth, Ashland, Holderness, Campton, Rumney, Wentworth, Warren, Ellsworth, Waterville Valley, and Thornton. Plymouth Regional High defeated Salem High in the first round and Bow High in the quarterfinals to secure their spot in the semifinals.
Playing for Trinity High is captain and senior Katie Scali along with senior Liam Hodge, and juniors Hayden Becker and Matt Salafia. The team alternates are sophomores, Desmond Lee and Tyler Welch. The team is coached by Andrew Lavoie and Louis Sievers. Trinity High School is located in Manchester and enrolls around 330 students. Trinity High defeated Dover High in the first round and Oyster River in the quarterfinals on their way to the semifinals.
The winner of the game will move on to the championship game airing on NHPBS Thursday, May 11 @ 7:30 pm where they will meet Merrimack High.
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 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, The New Hampshire Lottery, D.F. Richard Energy, Cognia, and HRCU.
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