Nashua High South Meets Plymouth Regional High

Granite State Challenge - Quarterfinals

(DURHAM, April 15, 2024) -  Nashua High South meets Plymouth Regional High on Thursday, April 18, 2024, at 7:30 pm on NHPBS in the third quarterfinal game of Granite State Challenge.

Playing for Nashua High South is the team captain and senior Curtis Newton along with seniors Deetya Nagri and Narayan Sajeev, and junior Calvin Song. The team alternates are sophomores Henry Long and Eric Picanco. Nashua High South is coached by social studies teacher Lex Duval and English teacher Kelli Thornhill-Telerski. Nashua High South enrolls around 1,790 students. Nashua High South defeated ConVal Regional High on their way to the quarterfinals and was the Granite State Challenge champion in  2016 and 2017.

Playing for Plymouth Regional High are the team captain and junior Reagan Sutherland, and seniors Khalil Dakhlia, Paul Mason, and junior Norman Sackett. The team alternates are junior Max Shamansky and senior Ethan Savage. The coaches for the team are programming, drafting, and engineering teacher Jay Fogarty and Spanish teacher Troy Harris. Plymouth Regional High enrolls around 647 students from Plymouth, Ashland, Holderness, Campton, Rumney, Wentworth, Ellsworth, Waterville Valley, and Thornton. Plymouth Regional High defeated Newfound Regional High to secure their place in the quarterfinal round and was the Granite State Challenge champion in 1996, 2013, and 2019.

The winner of the game will move on to the semifinals where they will meet the winner of the next quarterfinal game between Hopkinton High and Laconia High airing on Thursday, April 25 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 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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