[Caption] Rick Durante, Hi-Q Quizmaster, Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon, Michael Magnavita, FMFCU President/CEO, and State Representatives David Delloso and Carol Kazem pose with the Ridley High School team following their home contest on January 5, 2024.
Delco Hi-Q’s 76th Season resumed on January 5th as Ridley High School played host to Academy Park and Penncrest. The event drew a distinguished audience, featuring notable figures such as Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon, FMFCU President and CEO Mike Magnavita, State Representative Dave Dellosso, and State Representative Carol Kazeem.
The competition between Penncrest and Ridley kicked off with a flurry of correct answers in the initial three categories. Following the Geography category, Penncrest secured a three-point lead over the host team, with Academy Park trailing in third place. The early advantage persisted as the visiting Lions accumulated points in all Team Choice categories, solidifying their lead, which they maintained until the end. The final scores stood at Ridley 40, Academy Park 7, and Penncrest 55.
This marked the second contest for each participating school, and playoff positions will be determined by cumulative scores from three regular-season contests. The upcoming week in the Hi-Q season promises more excitement with contests scheduled at Haverford, Academy of Notre Dame, Strath Haven, and Chichester.
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.