Plymouth Regional High Meets Hopkinton High

Granite State Challenge - Semifinals

(DURHAM, May 8, 2024) - Plymouth Regional High meets Hopkinton High on Thursday, May 9, 2024, at 7:30 pm on NHPBS in the last semifinal game of Granite State Challenge.

Playing for Hopkinton High are team captain and senior Adam Richter, senior Colton Murphy, senior Conrad Mollano, and senior Jackson Kovar. The team alternates are sophomore Fin Murphy and junior Flo Dapice. The team is coached by social studies teacher Liam Callahan. Hopkinton High enrolls around 297 students. Hopkinton High defeated 2018 champion Salem High and Laconia High on their way to the semifinals

Playing for Plymouth Regional High are the team captain and junior Reagan Sutherland, and seniors Khalil Dakhlia, Paul Mason, and junior Max Shamansky. The team alternates are junior Norman Sackett 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 and Nashua High South to secure their place in the semifinal final round. Plymouth Regional High was the Granite State Challenge champion in 1996, 2013, and 2019.

The winner of the game will move on to the championship game where they will meet defending champion Merrimack High on Thursday, May 16 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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