SHOUT OUT: Lyndhurst High School represents Bergen County in today’s North Regional High School Consumer Bowl title playoff, taking on six other teams — including Secaucus High School — in the competition organized by the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs.
· From Bergen County: Lyndhurst High School
· From Essex County: Irvington High School
· From Hudson County: Secaucus High School
· From Morris County: Randolph High School
· From Passaic County: Passaic County Technical Institute
· From Sussex County: Newton High School
· From Warren County: Belvidere High School
Lyndhurst won the Bergen competition on March 21.
Created in 1997, the Consumer Bowl features a game-show format to test students’ knowledge of consumer rights and issues.
This year’s competition will include a special focus on the many scams consumers may face in the wake of Hurricane Sandy — from sketchy home-repair contractors to bogus charities.
Other topics include:
- Ponzi schemes and investment fraud;
- buying and leasing new and used vehicles;
- regulated businesses, such as health clubs;
- consumer rights in retail;
- gas-price gouging.
The youngsters will also be quizzed on the responsibilities of regulatory boards, such as those of Cosmetology, Medical Examiners, and Pharmacy, along with weights and measures issues and general knowledge of New Jersey’s consumer protection laws and regulations.
The three winning teams from the Northern, Central, and Southern regional competitions will face off in the 17th annual New Jersey High School Consumer Bowl final competition on May 23.
WHEN: 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. today
WHERE: Essex County Hospital Center, 204 Grove Avenue, Cedar Grove
PHOTO ABOVE: Ridgefield Park High School celebrates after winning 2012 Bergen County Consumer Bowl competition last year (l. to r.): Teacher/Advisor Daniel Quackenbush, students Christian Velez, Samuel Berko, Ahmad Al Tunji, George De Feis, June Moon (PHOTO: Peter Ciamboli, NJDCA)
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