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Garnet Valley Wins Championship, Advances to Nationals

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The champion Hi-Q Garnet Valley High School team. Back row from left: Faculty adviser Sandra Dubnansky, Natalia Orlovsky, Prajnal Chandra, Lawrence Lee, Jeffrey Lin, Sai Mimidala, faculty adviser Lesley Arensberg. Front row, from left: Andrew Li, Lainie Beauchemin, Nathan Katragadda, Patrick Stoyer.  Photo courtesy RICK KAUFFMAN, DIGITAL FIRST MEDIA

Garnet Valley High School Delco Hi-Q team finished their 2015-2016 season in first place and captured the crown jewel in the Championship Round, the Donna Zerby Trophy. Named after the first National Director of the country’s oldest, continuous academic quiz competition, the coveted Donna Zerby Trophy represents more than academic prowess; it is symbolic of the hours of study and deliberate practice necessary to emerge as the best of the best among 21 participating Delaware County high schools.

This year’s champs advance to the National Hi-Q Championship slated for Wednesday, April 13, 2016 via teleconference. Established in Delaware County in 1948 under the auspices of Scott Paper Company, Hi-Q expanded to Washington in 1976, Wisconsin and Michigan in 1977, Maine in 1982, Arkansas in 1984, and Alabama in 1987. Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union has been the main corporate sponsor of Delco Hi-Q since 2004 and continues to garner local support for this and other academic endeavors.

Garnet Valley, along with all 21 Delco Hi-Q participating teams and the All-Delco Hi-Q Team, will be honored at the annual Partners in Education Celebration April 28, 2016 at Drexelbrook Corporate Events Center. Also being recognized at Pennsylvania’s premier academic banquet is this year’s Delco Hi-Q Hall of Honor Nominee, Excellence in Teaching Award recipients, John D. Unangst Scholarship recipients, Outstanding Student Leadership recipient, Financial Literacy Advocate, and more.

If you would like to attend the Partners in Education Celebration, participate as a sponsor, or place a congratulatory message in the annual Partners in Education Keepsake, contact Rick Durante or Karen Hassett at 610.325.5000 or email foundation@fmfcu.org.


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