RELEASE: Teams to Compete in the Hawaii LifeSmarts State CompetitionPosted on Dec 9, 2016 in BREG, News Releases
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE AND CONSUMER AFFAIRS
DAVID Y. IGE
CATHERINE P. AWAKUNI COLÓN
TY Y. NOHARA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dec. 9, 2016
Top 4 High School Teams to Compete in the Hawaii LifeSmarts State Competition
HONOLULU – The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) Office of the Securities Commissioner announces the top scoring high school teams for the online portion of the annual Hawaii LifeSmarts State Competition.
The top four teams are from Maryknoll, Pearl City, Roosevelt and Waiakea high schools. They have earned a spot to compete at the in-person State Competition, which will be held on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017 at the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Campus Center Ballroom from 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The event is open to the general public.
LifeSmarts is a consumer education program designed to teach students in grades 6-12 about personal finance, health and safety, the environment, technology, and consumer rights and responsibilities. The Hawaii LifeSmarts program is sponsored by the DCCA Office of the Securities Commissioner in partnership with the Hawaii Credit Union League and the National Consumers League.
The teams will test their skills through written tests, a “speed dating the experts” activity, and gameshow style buzzer rounds at the State Competition. The winner of the competition will represent Hawaii at the National LifeSmarts Competition in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania from April 21 – 24, 2017.
“Thank you to all the students and coaches for their dedication and participation in this year’s LifeSmarts online competition. Congratulations to the top four teams who will move on to the State Competition”, said Securities Commissioner Ty Nohara.
For program information on the next competition season and/or sponsorship inquiries, please contact LifeSmarts State Coordinator, Theresa Kong Kee at 808-587-7400 or email [email protected]. For up-to-date happenings on the LifeSmarts Hawaii program, follow the Office of the Securities Commissioner on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram by searching “HISecurities”.
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Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs