Upper Darby and Haverford Earn Wins to Open the Season
The oldest continuous academic quiz competition in the United States kicked off the 73rd Season a little differently in 2020 with a virtual format. The socially distanced format allows teams to compete without meeting in person.
On December 1st, the first contest on the season brought together Upper Darby, Archbishop Carroll and Sun Valley High Schools through Zoom. At the halfway point, the three teams were just 3 points apart, making for a close and exciting second half. Upper Darby and Archbishop Carroll both gained points on the Team Choice Toss Up. The World History category was the deciding factor in the final score, with Upper Darby winning this first contest by 1 point. Final scores: Upper Darby- 45, Archbishop Carroll- 44, Sun Valley- 24.
The second contest on December 2nd was another close one as Haverford, Ridley and Springfield High Schools competed in
cyberspace. An early lead was secured by Haverford as they answered 7 out of the 8 first half questions correct on the first try. Ridley and Springfield stayed close behind, but ultimately couldn’t catch up. Final scores: Haverford- 48, Ridley- 42, Springfield- 35.
Next week there will be three contests, on December 9th Penn Wood, Chester and Bonner & Prendie will compete; on December 10 Valley Forge Military, Academy Park and Notre Dame will compete and on December 11 Chichester and Interboro High Schools will compete.
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 Manager Danielle Griffin is Hi-Q Assistant Director. In addition to support from the 20 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.