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Photo Caption: Mike Magnavita, Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union President & CEO, and Adriene Irving, DCIU Director of Legislative & Community Services, present the Donna Zerby Trophy to Delaware County Christian School. Also pictured is Delco Hi-Q Director Rick Durante (left) and Hi-Q Assistant Director Danielle Griffin (far right).


March 13, 2024 (Garnet Valley, PA) – In the riveting showdown of the 76th Delco Hi-Q Championship, the top three teams battled fiercely for the coveted title. Despite ending the regular season in third place, Delaware County Christian School triumphed over formidable opponents Garnet Valley and Radnor High Schools. Garnet Valley, leading in the regular season standings, hosted the event, but rankings were immaterial in this winner-takes-all Championship. From a pool of twenty-one teams, the competition culminated in an intense three-school face-off.


The atmosphere was electric as students, parents, administrators, elected officials, and sponsors packed the venue for the March 13, 2024 contest.  With all three teams displaying impressive performances in the first half, Radnor led at halftime, closely trailed by Delaware County Christian School and Garnet Valley. The lead oscillated throughout the second half, setting the stage for a dramatic finale with a pivotal Math Toss-Up question. While Garnet Valley had the opportunity to overtake Delaware County Christian School with a correct answer, it was Radnor that clinched third place with a decisive correct response, securing victory for DC.


Delaware County Christian School emerged triumphant with 52 points, followed closely by Garnet Valley High School with 49 points and Radnor with 43 points.


This victory marked Delaware County Christian School’s second Championship Title since their inception in 1993, under the guidance of veteran faculty advisor Thom Houghton, who brings over two decades of coaching experience to the team. Team members are Joey Couchara, Luke Fox, Karis Lo, Emma Morton, Seth Nelaturi, Sidney Petrulis, Anna Steriuos, Billy Steriuos, Josh Thomas, and Josh Yuen.


DC claimed the prestigious Donna Zerby Trophy, along with a $3,000 prize for their school. Garnet Valley secured the second spot, earning $2,500, while Radnor received $2,000 for third place. Additionally, Delaware County Christian School earned the honor of representing Delco Hi-Q in the upcoming Hi-Q National Championship in April, competing in an online contest against regional teams from Alabama, Washington, and Wisconsin.


The teams will be formally recognized and presented with their cash awards at the annual FMFCU Foundation Celebration on April 25 at Drexelbrook.


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.


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