The first contests of the 72nd season of Delco Hi-Q were held last week with teams battling for points in the nation’s oldest continuous academic quiz competition. 

The week started in Radnor Township on December 3rd where Archbishop Carrol hosted Chichester and Sun Valley High Schools. Chichester took the lead in the first half, answering five questions correctly along with picking up five bonus points. Sun Valley was close behind at intermission, trailing by just 2 points. In the second half, Archbishop Carroll made a good effort to catch

Back (L to R): Faculty Advisor, Andrew Passyn, Daniel Evers, Dylan Johnson, Jeff, Carberry, Danny Coale Jr., Ethan Conte, Faculty Advisor, Colin Scull.
Front (L to R): Braden Garcia, Adrianna Raiger, Anvita Gonthina, Talia Snyder, Anthony Ricco Jr.

up, eventually beating Sun Valley for second place. Chichester went away with the win with a score of 41 points. Final Scores: Chichester: 41; Archbishop Carroll: 31; Sun Valley: 30.

Back (L to R): Madison Roselli, Paige Shleton, Johanna Murphy, Dani Laverty, Calire Chaplin
Front (L to R): Lindsay Goldschmidt, Lauren Gunn, Madison Frank, Vivenne Trumpbour, Meghan O’Meara

The week continued in Radnor Township, with Interboro and Academy of Notre Dame De Namur traveling to Valley Forge Military Academy. Academy of Notre Dame took an early lead in the contest, with correct answers in American History, Biology and Geography. Valley Forge Military Academy and Interboro caught up in the second half, with Interboro taking the lead late in the game. With scores just a few points apart, the victorious team would be decided by the final question in Math. Notre Dame buzzed in quickly with a correct answer, giving them the win with 22 points. Final Scores: Valley Forge, 17; Notre Dame: 22; Interboro: 20.

Hi-Q competitions will continue this week with Academy Park, Chester and Delaware County Christian School playing host.

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.