On last week's episode of Pittsburgh’s Hometown High Q, high school students from Winchester Thurston, Uniontown and North Allegheny went head-to-head for a chance to win academic grants and recognition as this season's Hometown High Q champion. Students on all three teams gave the competition their all, but only one could come out on top.
It came right down to the final question, as Winchester Thurston buzzed in at the last second to take the lead over North Allegheny. Finishing up with a 25-point lead over North Allegheny, Winchester Thurston is this year's Hometown High Q champion, with 580 points. The team received a $6,000 academic grant. Students from the North Allegheny team completed the show with 555 points, and also received $4,000 in academic grants. With a total of 505 points, Uniontown came in third place, and was presented with an academic check for $4,000.
There have only been two other times in the show's history that a repeat champion has been on Hometown High Q. Winchester Thurston now brings that total up to three. Students from Winchester Thurston also won the previous year, making the school a back-to-back champion.
Westfield congratulates all of this season's participating teams! Watch this season's Hometown High Q finale to relive the action.
Westfield Insurance sponsors Hometown High Q, and provides academic grants to the top-ranking schools, totaling $20,000. Hometown High Q airs on KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Regularly scheduled episodes air on Saturdays at 12:30 p.m., with a special encore presentation of the week's previous episode afterward.