Cardinal O’Hara and Penn Wood High Schools traveled to Academy Park for the first contest of the week. With home court advantage, Academy Park High School’s team took
the lead in the first round, leaving Cardinal O’Hara and Penn Wood in a close race for second. Cardinal O’Hara picked up a short lead in the second round, but Academy Park buzzed in on the final question in Math securing the win. Final scores: Academy Park: 25; Penn Wood: 12; Cardinal O’Hara: 18.
After a 4 year hiatus, Chester rejoined Delco Hi-Q with the Chester STEM @ Showalter Team hosting Ridley and Bonner & Prendie High Schools early last week. The home team had support for their return in the audience from members of the Chester Upland School Board and the Chester Mayor’s Of
fice. Ridley picked up the early lead answering 7 of 8 questions correctly on the first try and picking up 5 bonus points. There was no catching up to Ridley’s score, but Bonner & Prendie put up a good fight adding 13 points to their score. Final scores: Chester: 5; Ridley: 46; Bonner &
The DC Knights hosted Strath Haven and Garnet Valley to close out the week. It was a rematch between the home team and Garnet Valley from last year’s championship match where Garnet Valley won on the DC stage. That stage might be lucky for GV as they earned the season’s high score on this Friday the 13th. All three teams performed strong throughout the first half but Garnet Valley was hard to catch. The team answered correctly in every category, only missing the toss-up Math question to Strath Haven at the very end. F
inal Scores: Delaware County Christian School: 32; Strath Haven: 46; Garnet Valley: 62
Round 1 of Delco Hi-Q will continue this week with contests at Penncrest and Radnor High Schools before taking a holiday break.
Delco Hi-Q is a partnership between Delaware County Intermediate Unit (DCIU) and Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union Foundation. FMFCU Vice President Rick Durante serves as Director and Quizmaster, FMFCU Corporate Social Responsibility Specialist Danielle Griffin is Hi-Q Assistant Director, and DCIU’s Dave Bramble is the production engineer. In addition to support from the 21 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 Chester Operations and the Delaware County Daily Times.