• June 23, 2022

    USCHS competes in Hometown High Q finals

    High QUpper St. Clair High School is one of three teams that will compete in KDKA’s Hometown High Q finals. Tune-in at 11 a.m. this Saturday, June 25, 2022, to see who will take home the $4,000 prize for their high school.

    The Upper St. Clair team is comprised of rising seniors Jasmine Dietiker, Patrick Nowak and team captain Chase Neponuceno. Coached by recently retired gifted coordinator Pat Palazzolo, the team will compete against students from Homer-Center Junior/Senior High School and Mars Area High School.

    The recorded show will air at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 25 and again at 11:30 a.m. the following Saturday, July 2. Video of the episode will be available online after its initial airing.

    Hometown High Q is a 30-minute academic quiz show where each week three school teams vie against one another. Students must correctly answer questions from a variety of general high school curriculum subject areas. The top scoring schools in the competition advance to the playoffs. This season of Hometown High Q began in the fall with teams from 81 high schools throughout the region.

    High Q, which premiered during the 1999-2000 school year, was inspired by similar programs in other cities, including the long-running “It’s Academic” in Washington, D.C.