"Hi-Q is the oldest academic quiz competition in the United States, begun in 1948 in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. It presently takes place as an intracounty competition of high school students in six different states (Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Washington, Ohio, Florida, and Alabama).
Each team is composed of ten students. The competition covers 13 subject areas: Art History, Biology, Chemistry, Current Events, Geography, Literature, Mathematics, Physics, Shakespeare, Sports, U.S. Government, U.S. History, World History
Questions are selected from standard high school scholastic curricula, general scholastic knowledge, or from reference materials provided.
Each high school team competes in three matches each season, excluding possible semi-final and championship appearances. Each match consists of three competing teams. Each match is hosted by one of the participating teams competing in that match. Matches are typically held in the high school auditorium on stage, before an audience of students, teachers, faculty, and community members. Questions are read aloud by the Quizmaster, and at times team members use buzzers to answer questions.
Points awarded throughout the season accumulate and determine semi-final and championship entry eligibility."