Last year’s Delco Hi-Q champs, Garnet Valley, added 63 points to their cumulative score in a victory over host team Springfield High School and guests Academy Park. Thursday’s competition concluded second-round play for all 21 participating teams. The Jaguars picked up ten bonus points to bring their score well above their first round play. Despite a decent start and a 13-point rally at the end of the competition, Springfield was unable to impact GVHS. Academy Park also rallied at the end of the game, showing strength in two History categories. Final Score: Garnet Valley 63, Springfield, 35, Academy Park 5
Wednesday’s scores were competitive as guest team Marple Newtown grappled to stave off The Christian Academy and host team Notre Dame. Picking up their competitors’ missed questions to earn eleven total bonus points kept the Tigers ahead. All three teams correctly answered the sports category. TCA showed particular strength in Literature and History, while the ladies of Notre Dame aced Shakespeare and picked up two additional bonus points in Literature. Final Score: Marple Newtown 49, The Christian Academy 31, Academy of Notre Dame de Namur 26
All 21 teams will have one more opportunity to increase their cumulative scores in the third round of the season, which begins January 24 when Upper Darby hosts Interboro and Academy of Notre Dame. Also on the docket next week is a match-up at Delaware County Christian School with Chichester and Springfield High Schools.
How Hi-Q Works
Each school team has ten members, and each school hosts one contest during the regular season. Three teams compete at each contest, and in the regular season competition there are three rounds. Questions prepared from 13 categories cover standard high school course content as well as general scholastic knowledge that students are expected to have acquired.
Delco Hi-Q is a partnership between Delaware County Intermediate Unit (DCIU) and Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union (FMFCU). Veteran actor Tom McCarthy is Quizmaster, FMFCU Vice President Rick Durante serves as Director, Rachel Murray is Hi-Q Coordinator, and DCIU’s Dave Bramble is the production engineer.
In addition to support from participating schools, Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union and the Wilbur C. and Betty Lea Henderson Foundation are the primary corporate sponsors. Additional support comes from longtime sponsor Kimberly-Clark Corporation and the Delaware County Daily Times.