The 2022-2023 is a special season for Delco Hi-Q, as the oldest, continuous academic quiz competition celebrates 75 seasons. Twenty-one Delaware County schools will compete this season in front of sponsors, supporters and spectators.
The 75th Season of Delco Hi-Q commenced on Monday, December 5th at the Academy of Notre Dame hosting Sun Valley and Radnor High Schools. Notre Dame brought an enthusiastic respectful audience to cheer them on! Within the first few questions, Radnor took a dominating lead. NDA picked up some points in the first half to keep the contest competitive with Sun Valley trailing them. However, Radnor continued to gain momentum (and points) in the second half ultimately winning the contest. Final Scores- Academy of Notre Dame: 22; Sun Valley: 16; Radnor: 48.
A few days later on Wednesday, December 7, Delaware County Christian School and Ridley High School travelled to Strath Haven High School. Points accumulated quickly for DCCS as they only missed one question in the first half. Strath Haven and Ridley were able to secure some points as well. DCCS had another strong showing in the second half, putting a total of 55 points on the board. Final Scores- Strath Haven: 28; Delaware County Christian School: 55; Ridley: 12.
Penn Wood High School hosted the final competition of the week on Friday, December 9. The home team’s band opened up the contest with the National Anthem, followed by remarks from State Representative Regina Young. Penn Wood and Valley Forge Military Academy kept it very competitive in the first half, separated by only 3 points by intermission. Penn Wood stood out in the second half, picking up a few bonus points to add to the final score. Final Scores- Penn Wood: 21; Chester STEM: 0; Valley Forge Military Academy: 10.
Next week, the first round of contests continues at Archbishop Carroll, Chichester and Garnet Valley High Schools.
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 Program Manager 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.