Tune-in to KDKA-TV at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 25, 2019, and again at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 1, to watch Quaker Valley High School students compete in a playoff episode of KDKA's Hometown High Q, an academic challenge hosted by KDKA morning anchor Rick Dayton.
The Quaker Valley team is comprised of seniors Martha Pangburn, Ben Falk, and Katherine Blaugrund with alternates David Lipton, Trent Kozar, and Marquerite Courtney. Coached by high school math teacher Matt Welch and assisted by academic specialist Dr. Linda Conlon, the team will compete in Hometown High Q Quarterfinals against teams from Quigley Catholic and Woodland Hills High Schools. This is the 14th year in a row that Quaker Valley High School has competed in KDKA's Hometown High Q, along with the team’s 6th consecutive playoff appearance.
The half-hour show pits three school teams, which are comprised of three students each, against one another. Students must answer questions from a variety of general high school curriculum subject areas. 81 schools from across the Pittsburgh region compete on the show every year. The top nine schools in the competition are awarded educational grants courtesy of Williams.