Battle of Belknap County - Inter-Lakes High Meets Laconia High

Granite State Challenge - Round One

(DURHAM, March 25, 2024) - Inter-Lakes High meets Laconia High in the last Round One Game on Granite State Challenge on Thursday, March 28, 2024, at 7:30 pm on NHPBS.

Playing for Inter-Lakes High are team captain and senior Ayden Anderson, senior James Copeland, junior Calvin Despres, and freshman Braden Housden. The team alternate is freshman Caleb Theriault. The team is coached by librarian Tim Hayman, world language teacher Meg Bedford, and social studies teacher Josh McLeod, Inter-Lakes High is located in Meredith. It enrolls 330 students from Meredith, Center Harbor, and Sandwich.

Playing for Laconia High are team captain and senior Brody Rollins, along with seniors Reid Vaillancourt, James Horan, and Alex Richardson. The team alternates are seniors Wynter Murgatroy and Haley Cullen. Laconia is coached by social studies teacher Taylor Osborne, math teacher Susan Finch, and health and wellness teacher Keith Ball. Laconia High enrolls around 549 students.

The winner of the game will move on to the quarterfinals where they will meet Hopkinton High in a game airing on Thursday, April  25 at 7:30 pm on NHPBS.

The first quarterfinal game between Merrimack and the Academy for Science and Design airs Thursday, April 4 at 7:30 pm on NHPBS.

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 some of New Hampshire's brightest high school students 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 InsuranceD.F. Richard Energy, and HRCU.

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