The defending Delco Hi-Q Champions, Garnet Valley High School, competed against Marple Newtown and Radnor High Schools on Wednesday, December 16th. The three teams started off strong, each gaining points on their current events question. Radnor missed just one question in the first half, giving them an early lead. Competition heated up in the second half as Garnet Valley remained close behind Radnor. In the end, Radnor came out on top by just 2 points. Final Scores- Garnet Valley: 50; Marple: 30; Radnor: 52.

Strath Haven, Delaware County Christian School, and Penncrest High School Delco Hi-Q Teams are shown following their virtual competition on December 16, 2020.

In the final contest of Round 1, Strath Haven, Delaware County Christian School and Penncrest High School faced off in virtual play. The scores stayed close through most of the half, with Delaware County Christian School capturing and keeping the lead. Strath Haven and Penncrest High Schools jockeyed for second place throughout the second half. Final Scores- Strath Haven: 37; Delaware County Christian School: 50; Penncrest: 35. 

Radnor, Delaware County Christian School, and Garnet Valley are the top three teams at the end of Round One. Teams will have two additional opportunities to pick up more points before playoff rankings are determined.

Following a brief holiday hiatus, Season 73 will resume Wednesday, January 6 with Springfield, Valley Forge Military Academy and Archbishop Carroll. Also during the first week of the New Year, Sun Valley, Penn Wood and Haverford will compete on Thursday, January 7 and Marple Newtown, Interboro and Chester STEM Academy will compete on Friday, January 8.

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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 and FMFCU CSR and Program 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.