Radnor added 57 points to its cumulative score in a recent competition at Chichester with Ridley High School. The visiting teams started off strong but Radnor took a commanding lead by the end of the first half. Only the host team answered the Toss-up Sports question correctly, positioning itself for a second place finish against Ridley. The Raiders, however, staved off Chichester in their quest for points, as season rankings are predicated on cumulative points. Final Scores: Radnor 57; Ridley 33; Chichester 23
Home field advantage worked to Sun Valley’s favor in their matchup with Penn Wood High and Valley Forge Military Academy. Much of the student body came out to support the Vanguards, which picked up an impressive six bonus points during the course of the competition and showed particular strength in the science categories. Penn Wood was the only school to correctly answer the Toss-up Sports question. VFMA’s strength lays with American History, Government, and Current Events. Sun Valley emerged victorious in the competition despite losing two points in an unsuccessful appeal. Final Scores: Sun Valley 27; Penn Wood 14; VFMA 10
Four competitions are on tap next week. Bonner-Prendie hosts Archbishop Carroll and Academy Park on Monday. Ridley hosts Upper Darby and Strath Haven on Tuesday. Marple Newtown and Garnet Valley travel to Radnor on Thursday, and on Friday, Academy of Notre Dame hosts The Christian Academy and Springfield.
Delco Hi-Q is a partnership between Delaware County Intermediate Unit (DCIU) and FMFCU Partners in Education. FMFCU Vice President Rick Durante serves as Director and Quizmaster, FMFCU Foundation Development & Events Specialist Danielle Griffin 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.