Published DateDURHAM — With two friendly rivals in a fierce competition until the very end, Plymouth Regional High School emerged the victor over Hanover High School Sunday with a score of 535-515 in the Granite State Superchallenge season finale on New Hampshire Public Television.
The two teams see-sawed back and forth for the lead in seven intense rounds of fast-paced buzzers and twisty word-based challenges. Tying most of their rounds, Plymouth and Hanover answered tough math and history questions about famous N.H. politicians. But ultimately, Plymouth secured its victory with some help from Superman in the game's last seconds.
Plymouth Regional was represented by captain Kate Brownstein, Jordan Brownstein, Jade McLaughlin, and Aaron Scheinman, and led by coach Jay Fogarty. The Plymouth team also recently won the History Bowl National Small School Championship.
The Plymouth Regional team will compete against the winner of WGBH's High School Quiz Show in the first Granite State/Bay State Governor's Cup Challenge match on May 26 at 6:30 p.m.
The popular quiz contest began the season with 16 Granite State high school teams battling toward the coveted SuperChallenge title and brainy bragging rights. All GSC matches are available online to watch anytime.
Each of the four team members and the alternates of the winning Granite State SuperChallenge team will receive a $1,000 award from the NHHEAF Network/ I Am College Bound.org program. The winning school also receives $1,000 and a trophy, and the runner-up school receives $500.