Tune-in to KDKA-TV at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 16, 2018, and again at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 23, 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 Jake Musial, Annika Christensen, Michael Parker with alternates Natalie Napolitano and John Corbett. 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 Winchester Thurston and New Castle High School. This is the 12th year in a row that Quaker Valley High School has competed in KDKA's Hometown High Q, along with the team’s 5th consecutive playoff appearance and 3rd appearance in the semifinals in the past 4 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 2 earlier wins this season, they have already secured a $1,500 grant from Williams.