Merrimack High Meets Plymouth Regional High

Granite State Challenge - Quarterfinals

(DURHAM, April 7, 2022) - Tune in on Saturday, April 9 at 6 pm on NHPBS for the second match in the quarterfinals in the 40th season of Granite State Challenge pitting defending champs Merrimack High against Plymouth Regional High.

Playing for Merrimack High are Captain and junior Jack Pikora, junior Rainier Murray,  junior Aris Corman-O'Reilly, and junior Alli Pikora. The team alternates are senior Connor Bobbitt and sophomore Kishan Sreenivasan. The team is coached by Sara Campbell.  Merrimack High is located in Merrimack, NH in Hillsborough County and enrolls around 1,170 students.

Playing for Plymouth Regional High are junior Captain Dashua Ough, senior Katherine Luehrs, sophomore Khalil Dahklia, and junior Natalie Boyer, . The team alternate is junior Jason Vuong and junior Trevor Tobine.  Plymouth is coached by Jay Fogarty and Troy Harris. Plymouth Regional High enrolls 674  students from Plymouth, Ashland, Holderness, Campton, Rumney, Wentworth, Warren, Ellsworth, Waterville Valley, and Thornton.

The winner of the match will face Nashua South High in the semifinal round.

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, New Hampshire Lottery, D.F. Richard, Cognia, and HRCU.

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