Ocean County Press Release
Consumer Bowl Comes to Ocean County March 25

BRICK TOWNSHIP – Consumer issues, whether related to purchasing a car or hiring a home improvement contractor, will be the topics addressed by students from six area high schools competing in the 18th Annual High School Consumer Bowl Competition.

Four students and at least one alternate from Brick Township High School, Brick Memorial High School, Jackson Memorial High School, New Egypt High School, Central Regional High School, and Monsignor Donovan High School will compete for the Ocean County title on March 25.

The competition, which starts at 9 a.m., will be hosted by Brick Township High School, 346 Chambers Bridge Road, here, and the public is invited to attend.

"The Consumer Bowl has been a tradition that includes Ocean County students since 1997," said Ocean County Freeholder Director Joseph H. Vicari, Chairman of Consumer Affairs in Ocean County. "It provides an opportunity for high school students to learn about their rights as consumers in a competitive yet friendly atmosphere.

"The information the students take away from this competition is invaluable," Vicari said.

The winning school moves on to a regional level competition and based on their success, possibly the state championship.

Consumer Bowl is an educational competition in which high school students compete in a game show format dealing with questions and answers related to consumer issues. Students are provided with course study material on a wide variety of consumer topics.

"Consumer Bowl has been well received by both students and advisors throughout the state," Vicari said.

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