Haverford’s Hi-Q season comes to an end

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Before school even started this year, eight students had already hit the books- for Hi-Q, that is. Hi-Q is a quiz competition in Delaware County, which involves about 25 local schools. Founded in 1948, it is the oldest quiz competition in the United States.

Students on the Hi-Q team spend hours studying for subjects including biology, physics, Shakespeare, and American history.  On stage, the teams are asked a question from all of these subjects- typically an obscure Shakespeare character or miniscule detail from a textbook. This year’s team was comprised of Alex Anderson, Alex Derbyshire, Connor Gallagher, Davis Kurdyla, Christopher Lee, Megha Nagaswami, Owen Pollock, and Patrick Storey.

This year’s team had quite a successful season, but was cut off one meet too short from the championship. The team earned a total of 138 points throughout its three regular season meets, which placed them in 5th place overall, moving them into semifinals. At the semifinal meet on February 24th, the Haverford Hi-Q team faced off against Delaware County Christian School and Strath Haven. The meet was close, with a score of 23-24-24 at one point. Unfortunately, the team could not score enough points to win first place, and will not be in the championship meet on March 6th. Says team member Owen Pollock, “Although the season didn’t go as well as we hoped it to go, we still had a very strong year.”

The team is already making plans for next year, as the members consider what subjects need to be filled, and how many new team members they will need. For anyone interested in trying out for the 2014-2015 team, there will be upcoming announcements with more information. If you would like to learn more about Delco Hi-Q, which is run by the Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union, visit their website here: http://delcohiq.org/.


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