O’Hara, Marple Newtown and Bonner-Prendie get high scores in Delco Hi-Q round – Delco Times
CHADDS FORD – Delco Hi-Q’s first round continued last week with three competitive competitions. Nine teams battled for points in their first competition in the nation’s oldest continuous academic quiz competition. These points are added to their next two contests and the cumulative scores will determine playoff positions.
The first, December 7, was the Penn Wood High School home contest against Cardinal O’Hara and Interboro High Schools. O’Hara had the best start, answering the first three questions in a row correctly. Interboro was not far behind O’Hara with just 5 points behind. Although Penn Wood had a slow start to the competition, they managed to earn all of their 18 points in the second half. O’Hara’s early advance led them to victory in the end. The final marks were as follows: Penn Wood, 18; O’Hara, 32; Interboro, 19.
On December 8, Sun Valley High School hosted Marple Newtown High School and Valley Forge Military Academy. The buzzers were on fire as 12 combined bonus points were earned by all three teams on each other’s missed questions. Marple Newtown quickly took the lead and eventually clinched victory with the second best score of the young season. All three teams answered their own questions currently in the World History category, but neither team was able to answer the final math question. The final scores were Sun Valley, 32; Marple Newtown, 49; Vallée Forge, 18 years old.
To end the week of December 9, Park High School Academy and Chester STEM Academy visited Monsignor Bonner and Archbishop Prendergast High School. There was a large crowd in the audience which added to the competitiveness of the competition. Throughout the first half, Bonner & Prendie and Academy Park remained neck and neck with their scores, with Chester STEM not far behind. Bonner & Prendie kept a narrow lead throughout the second half. The main determination came down to the last mathematical question – which neither team could answer correctly, giving the victory to Bonner & Prendie. The final marks were Bonner and Prendie, 26; Academy Park, 24; Chester STEM, 9.
The first round ends this week with Garnet Valley hosting Springfield and Haverford and the defending champions Delaware County Christian School hosting Archbishop Carroll and Radnor High Schools.
Delco Hi-Q is a partnership between Delaware County Intermediate Unit and Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union Foundation. FMFCU Vice President Rick Durante is Director and Gamemaster, FMFCU Corporate Social Responsibility Program Director, Danielle Griffin is Assistant Director of Hi-Q and Dave Bramble of DCIU is Engineer of production. In addition to the support of the 21 participating schools, the Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union and the Wilbur C. Foundation and Betty Lea Henderson are major corporate sponsors. Additional support comes from longtime sponsor Kimberly-Clark Chester Operations and the Delaware County Daily Times.
Tickets available for the 2022 Philadelphia Flower Show in time for the holiday giveaways
The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has announced that tickets are now on sale for the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show, which is held for the second time outdoors in its nearly 200-year history. “In Full Bloom” will take place at Franklin Delano Roosevelt Park in South Philadelphia from Saturday June 11 through Sunday June 19, 2022. A variety of ticket options will be on offer as well as several return events and new events to please seasoned fans. of the Show to new audiences.
New this year, customers will have the option to purchase a ticket for a specific date or, for added flexibility, upgrade their ticket to be able to visit on any day. Specific timed session tickets will not be implemented in 2022.
The Philadelphia Flower Show, started in 1829 by the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, presents thousands of plants, gardens and design concepts to the public. As the nation’s largest and longest-running horticultural event, the PHS Philadelphia Flower Show is an amazing and educational take on the world of floral design and gardening. PHS is strongly committed to leveraging the grandeur of these designs to explore the use of organic and sustainable gardening practices. Show attendees at all levels of gardening, as well as non-gardeners, are welcome to participate in organized daily gardening activities and enjoy top-notch culinary and shopping experiences. Guests will discover outdoor gardens at the peak of seasonal perfection and beauty that will inspire everyone to plan for a better future.
Regular and selected special event tickets, along with detailed information, are available for purchase now at: http://PHSonline.org/the-flower-show.
Support group available for people with loved ones in prison
The Mary Mother of Captives support group for those with loved ones in prison meets monthly at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at St. Charles Borromeo Parish Hall, 422 Dennison Ave., Drexel Hill. The group offers support in a confidential environment. Total anonymity is guaranteed.
For more information, call John or Sue at 610-259-3178.
Emmanuel Lutheran announces Christmas events
Emmanuel Lutheran invites everyone to his Christmas events. On Sunday, December 19, the church will present a musical Christmas celebration at 11 a.m. Emmanuel’s choir will present Glory, a Christmas carol cantata instead of the sermon. The Christmas Eve candle light service will take place at 8 p.m. on December 24. On Sunday, December 26, the church will present lessons and songs, rather than the usual liturgy. At present, everyone who enters the church must wear a mask inside.
Immanuel Lutheran is at 501 Chester Pike, Norwood, with disabled access from West Winona at the front door.
Linvilla Orchards Welcomes Executive Chef
Chef Jamie Steenson joins the team as the very first Executive Chef at Linvilla Orchards.
With a dual degree in Culinary Arts and Hotel / Restaurant Management from Drexel University, Chef Jamie brings a new level of culinary skill to Linvilla. She has worked as an executive chef, as well as a restaurant manager, at Honeygrow, Eat-A-Pita and Cracker Barrel.
In her short time at it, Chef Jamie has already introduced a number of new items to Linvilla’s menu, including a selection of artisanal soups, sandwiches and salads that are available daily at the farmhouse market. . She has also developed a new line of sweet treats, such as Holly Jolly Donuts, which are Linvilla’s signature apple cider donuts, decorated with a variety of toppings including: apple pie, chocolate peanut butter, Pumpkin Cheesecake and S’mores.
Plus, Linvilla offers charcuterie boards, breakfast casseroles, and Chef Jamie’s side dishes for your vacation meals. Customers can place orders now, so there will be a lot of delicacies in the house this Christmas.
The 107-year-old orchards of Linvilla started out as a dairy farm, shipping fresh milk and over time began to sell fruit, baked goods, gifts and now has a large center. gardening. Today, the 300-acre Linvilla is a year-round destination with activities for every season. Linvilla Orchards is located at 137 West Knowlton Road. in the Township of Middletown. For more information, visit http://www.Linvilla.com.
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