Tune-in to KDKA-TV at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 15, 2019, and again at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 22, to watch Quaker Valley High School students compete in a semifinal 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, David Lipton, Katherine Blaugrund, Trent Kozar and Marguerite Courtney. Coached by high school math teacher Matt Welch and assisted by academic specialist Linda Conlon, the team will compete in Hometown High Q Semifinals against teams from Springdale and Canon-McMillan High School. 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 and 4th appearance in the semifinals in the past 5 years!
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 9 schools in the competition are awarded educational grants courtesy of Williams. By virtue of Quaker Valley’s two earlier wins this season, they have already secured a $1,500 grant from Williams.