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Inclement weather wreaked havoc on the Delco Hi-Q schedule in mid-January, resulting in multiple reschedules. Despite the challenges, this week saw a flurry of activity with five contests taking place throughout Delaware County.


Kicking off the action-packed week on January 29, Chichester High School hosted Radnor and Archbishop Carroll. The first round remained close, only a 4-point separation between the three teams. It was Radnor that took the lead in the second half, cementing the win. Final Scores- Chichester: 34; Radnor: 57; Archbishop Carroll: 28


On January 30, Bonner and Prendie hosted a heated contest featuring Academy of Notre Dame and Academy Park, marking the commencement of Round 3. State Representative Heather Boyd joined the audience for this closely contested event, where final scores were separated by just a few points. Final Scores: Bonner Prendie: 26; Notre Dame: 23; Academy Park: 21


January 31st witnessed Ridley and Strath Haven High Schools engaging in a fierce battle at Upper Darby High School. Upper Darby and Strath Haven locked horns throughout the contest, resulting in a tie at the end. Final Scores- Upper Darby: 44; Ridley: 33; Strath Haven: 44


The contest on February 1st, hosted by the Academy of Notre Dame, featured Garnet Valley and Upper Darby High Schools. With the entire NDA school packing the auditorium, Upper Darby emerged victorious in a head-to-head competition for the top spot. Final Scores- Notre Dame: 21; Garnet Valley: 50; Upper Darby: 53.


In the week’s final showdown, Sun Valley hosted Marple Newtown and Penn Wood High Schools, marking the conclusion of Round 2 contests. State Representative Kazeem and Senator Kane were in attendance for this gripping event. Final Scores- Sun Valley: 42; Marple Newtown: 51; Penn Wood: 20.


Round 3 is set to continue for the next two weeks before moving into the Semi-Finals. The team with the highest overall score at the end of the season will secure a direct spot in the Championship, while the next six top-scoring teams will vie for a chance to compete in the Semi-Finals.


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.