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Playoff Positions Settled as Hi-Q’s Regular Season Ends

By | February 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Wins are a source of pride in Delco Hi-Q but points are coveted by teams hoping for a playoff appearance. The high scoring team moves directly to the Championship while the next six teams compete in a semi-final round to [...]

Competition Heats Up Among Delco Hi-Q Squads

By | February 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Delco Hi-Q teams from Springfield, Academy of Notre Dame, and Delaware County Christian School won their contests this week as the 71st Season of the nation’s oldest continuous academic quiz competition continued. At a match on Monday at Springfield High [...]

Final Round of Regular Season Starts with a Chichester Win

By | January 24th, 2019|Education, HiQ, News, Uncategorized, Youth Achievement|

CHICHESTER TAKES THE WIN WITH A SEASON PERSONAL BEST SCORE Delco Hi-Q round three kicked off at Sun Valley High School on January 23rd. The Vanguards hosted neighboring Chichester and Academy Park High Schools. Sun Valley struck first with a [...]

High Scores Dominate Delco Hi-Q Competitions

By | January 23rd, 2019|Credit Unions, Education, HiQ, Uncategorized|

HIGH SCORES DOMINATE THIS WEEK’S Hi-Q COMPETITIONS WITH WINS BY RADNOR, DELAWARE COUNTY CHRISTIAN, AND MARPLE NEWTOWN Radnor High School Back (L to R): Priya Ganesh, Annabel Zhao, Rishi Khanna, Aanchalika Chauhan, Faculty Advisor, Robert Spear Front (L to [...]

Delco Hi-Q Hall of Honor Nominations Sought

By | January 22nd, 2019|Academic Achievement, Activities, Awards & Recognition, Credit Unions, Education, HiQ, News, Youth Achievement|

The search is on for individuals to be considered for induction into the  Delco Hi-Q Hall of Honor. The nomination form is available online and submissions are accepted until February 11. Mr. Ken Mobley, 2016 Delco Hi-Q Hall of Honor Inductee The [...]

New Books Headed to Stonehurst Hills Elementary School

By | January 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|

When Stonehurst Hills teacher Wendy Graff learned about FMFCU Foundation's Teacher Mini-Grant program, she knew exactly what her students could use- new books.  Ms. Graff noted that some of her students are reading below grade level and she is determined to help them improve. FMFCU Foundation [...]

Garnet Valley Wins First Delco Hi-Q Contest of 2019

By | January 7th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Delco Hi-Q’s 71st season resumed on January 4th at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center. Upper Darby played host to Garnet Valley and Academy of Notre Dame on the first week back from winter break. Notre Dame, not wanting to [...]

FMFCU Foundation Grant Will Bring Four Legged Pals to Prospect Park

By | December 21st, 2018|Academic Achievement, Charitable Giving, Charity, Credit Unions, Education, News|

FMFCU Foundation Executive Director, Rick Durante, presented another Teacher Mini-Grant check this week. Andrea Ricevuto, teacher at Prospect Park School in the Interboro School District, applied for an innovative grant to bring therapy dogs to her school. Ms. Ricevuto works with 75 [...]

Delco Hi-Q Round One Ends With Chichester, Springfield, and Garnet Valley Victories

By | December 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|

The first round of Delco Hi-Q competitions continued this week with teams battling for points in the nation’s oldest continuous academic quiz competition. The week started with a trip to Radnor Township on December 10th where Valley Forge Military Academy [...]

Marple Newtown Biology Program Receives Foundation Teacher Mini-Grant

By | December 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|

The biology program at Marple Newtown High School received some help from Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union Foundation in the form of a Teacher Mini-Grant to fund an innovative program.  Biology, a difficult course for students filled with abstract processes, can be [...]