Students participate in GNAT trivia challenge

MANCHESTER - Greater Northshire Access Television partnered with Kelly Alhfeld, from Mettawee Community School, Georgeanne Bonifanti from MEMS and Darcy Perry from Flood Brook School to launch the first annual "DCF Trivia Challenge Game Show" based on the Dorothy Canfield Fisher children's book award program. The trivia show was conceived as a way to celebrate the students who participate in the DCF Kids Choice Book Award.

Three teams, totaling 36 students participated in the trivia challenge at GNAT Studio on April 28. Student readers answered trivia questions about the nominated books, provided interviews about why they found the books to be inspiring and learned about filming a studio television program.

"DCF books open us up to new experiences, characters, topics and genres, and they are a great way to read for fun. Coming to GNAT to film a trivia show based on the books was a great way to celebrate with the student readers," said Ahlfeld.

"This is an example of how GNAT-TV partners with local organizations to integrate media making skills with school programs," said Ann Hammerle, GNAT's Educational Access Producer.

The Dorothy Canfield Fisher Trivia Challenge will air as a "School News Update" Special Edition on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. (Channel 16 in the Valley; Channel 10 in Stratton) and on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Channel 8 in the Towns of Londonderry and Weston. All local programs can also be viewed online at


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