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January 6, 2023 (Chadds Ford, PA)- Round 2 of the 75th Season of Delco Hi-Q began following the holiday break. Each of the competing teams is looking to add points to their first round score for a place in the playoffs.

Ridley High School hosted Archbishop Carroll and Sun Valley High Schools for the first contest of the New Year on Wednesday, January 4. After a warm welcome by the Ridley High School Rhapsody singing the National Anthem, the contest began. It was off to a hot start as both Ridley and Carroll answered their Current Events question currently and Ridley also picked up the bonus point from Sun Valley’s missed question. It wasn’t long before Ridley lost the lead to Sun Valley, but by the half the two teams were tied. The home team was successful in the second half as the only team to answer their Team Choice correctly and was able to pick up a missed Team Choice question, giving them two bonus points. By the end, Ridley had picked up 9 bonus points and won the contest. State Representative Dave Delloso attended the contest and met with the students following.  Final Scores- Ridley: 32; Archbishop Carroll: 22; Sun Valley: 12.

The win came down to the last question at the Hi-Q contest on Thursday, January 5th at Radnor High School. Penn Wood and Strath Haven traveled to the Main Line for the contest. The audience, including students, parents, teachers and State Senator Amanda Cappelletti cheered as all three teams took the stage. It was Strath Haven that took the early lead, while Penn Wood and Radnor remained just points behind by the half. The home team came in dominating the second half, answering all of their questions correct and picking up bonus points as well. For the final question, the Math Toss-Up, teams would buzz in to answer the question. It was Radnor who buzzed in- before the timeclock started- with the correct answer- giving them the win by two points. Final Scores- Radnor: 44; Penn Wood: 33; Strath Haven: 42.

On Friday, January 6, Springfield hosted O’Hara and Chester STEM. Chester STEM took an early lead, but by the half the home team had gained momentum and the lead. While the second half proved to be difficult for O’Hara and Chester STEM, Springfield was able to answer quite a few of their own questions and pick up 5 bonus points. Final Scores- Springfield: 33; O’Hara: 20*; Chester STEM: 11. After an appeal O’Hara’s final score is 18. 

Next week, the second round of contests will continue with Bonner and Prendie hosting Haverford and Delaware County Christian School and Valley Forge Military Academy hosting Penncrest and the Academy of Notre Dame.

To see the scoreboard and schedule, and to learn how Hi-Q competitions work, visit www.DelcoHiQ.org. Follow us on Facebook, to get breaking Delco Hi-Q news.

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 CSR and 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.