FMFCU Foundation honored those who make an extraordinary impact in our community on Thursday evening, April 27 at the 2023 FMFCU Foundation Celebration.
Each year at this event, FMFCU Foundation awards more than $50,000 and 300 trophies, plaques, and certificates to deserving students, teachers, schools, and community advocates. Over 400 people attended the event.
Among those honored were all 230 students who participated in Delco Hi-Q this season, including the 20-member All-Delco Hi-Q Team comprised of one student from each team.
Cash awards went to the three top-scoring teams of the nation’s oldest continuous academic quiz competition’s 75th season. Local and National Hi-Q Champions Garnet Valley High School, second-place Radnor High School, and third-place Delaware County Christian School received engraved plaques and $3,000, $2,500 and $2,000, respectively, for their school. Garnet Valley High School also won the right to hold the Donna Zerby Trophy for a year. Archbishop Carroll received $1,000 as this year’s Most Improved Team.
Cyrise Dixon was inducted into the Delco Hi-Q Hall of Honor. The Delco Hi-Q Hall of Honor was created in 2005 to honor distinguished past Hi-Q participants and those who have made an outstanding contribution to the Delco Hi-Q program.
Five high school seniors were selected from nearly 300 applications to receive a $3,000 John D. Unangst Memorial Scholarship to be used toward college expenses.
Twenty outstanding teachers were honored with the 2023 Excellence in Teaching Award. FMFCU Foundation established the award in partnership with DCIU to recognize exceptional teachers for their dedication and positive impact on students. Each honoree received a $1,000 grant, a commemorative keepsake and $1,000 to benefit his or her school. Teachers were from schools in Delaware, Chester and Philadelphia counties.
FMFCU Foundation recognized Teachers’ Teammates with the Community Champion Award. The organization received a $5,000 cash donation.