Lifestyle Briefs: Plymouth Regional tops Central High in quiz show

April 15. 2018 4:33AM

Plymouth Regional tops Central High in quiz show

DURHAM - Can you name the flirtatious, and slightly scandalous, animated flapper who first appeared in the animated short "Dizzy Dishes" in 1930?

The answer - Betty Boop - would have won you 20 points on Saturday's Granite State Challenge, which saw Plymouth Regional High School top Manchester High School Central, 590 to 370.

The Plymouth Bobcats were represented by captain Richard Lyons, Rhys Harris, Konner Bird and Martin Runquist, and alternates Lydia Mardin and Clayton Titus. They were coached by Jay Fogarty and Troy Harris.

The Manchester Little Green were represented by captain Tamsin Weissberg, Connor Hamel, Karishma Manchand and Declan Knieriem, and alternates Monericka Semeran and Maxwell Nakos. They were coached by Lorraine Meyette.

In a state as small as New Hampshire, it was perhaps inevitable that friends would face off on the televised scholastic quiz show. Central teammates Hamel and Knieriem spent last summer studying at St. Paul's School Summer Program with Lyons, Plymouth's captain.

Plymouth now advances to the semifinals, where the team will meet the winner of Saturday's match between defending champion Nashua South and Exeter High School. The show airs at 6 p.m. Saturdays on NHPBS.

The season began with 16 high school teams battling for the SuperChallenge title and the opportunity to compete in a Granite State vs. Bay State Governor's Cup match with the winners of the WGBH Boston High School Quiz Show.

To succeed on Granite State Challenge, high school teams need teamwork, quick thinking and smarts to beat the clock and buzz in first to answer a question on topics that range from math, science and social studies to current events, entertainment and sports.

Science center to celebrate during school vacation

MANCHESTER - The SEE Science Center will be celebrating Earth Day, spring and SEE's birthday during school vacation week. Special activities will be offered for visitors from April 23 to 27 in addition to SEE's hands-on exhibits and daily science demonstrations.

Free daily raffles from Monday through April 27 will feature family memberships and prizes.

Monday, April 23: Plant a seed to take home and watch grow this spring, 11 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Tuesday, April 24: Join the N.H. Department of Health and Human Services and Tick Free NH to learn about ticks and how to stay safe from their bite, 10 a.m. to noon.

Wednesday, April 25: Make a screaming string thing and share the noise and science, 11 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Thursday, April 26: Join chefs Nicole and Megan from Great NH Restaurants Inc. and discover fun facts about how our taste buds work and why we taste food the way we do, 11 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

Friday, April 27: Make a weather wheel to use for your own forecasts at home, 11 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 2:30 p.m.

All activities are included with regular admission to the center while supplies last. Admission is $9 per person for ages 3 and up. The science center, which is located at 200 Bedford St., is Mondays to Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, call 669-0400 or go to


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