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RELEASE: Top 4 High School Teams to Compete in the Hawaii LifeSmarts State Competition

Posted on Dec 7, 2017 in Latest Department News

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.

Iolani, Maryknoll, Roosevelt and Waiakea high school will have their top team invited to compete at the in-person State Competition, which will be held on Saturday, February 3, 2018 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.

The teams will test their skills through written tests, a speed smarts activity, and gameshow style buzzer rounds at the State Competition.  The winner of the competition will represent Hawaii at the National LifeSmarts Competition in San Diego, California from April 21 – 24, 2018.

“This was an inspiring year as the program continues to grow with new participants and schools.  Several schools entered multiple teams and they all did well.  I want to thank all the coaches and students who participated in the 2017 Hawaii LifeSmarts online competition.  We look forward to an exciting competition in February”, said Securities Commissioner Ty Nohara.

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.

For program information on the next competition season and/or sponsorship inquiries, please contact the LifeSmarts State Coordinator, Theresa Kong Kee at 808-587-7400 or email [email protected].  Additional information about the Hawaii LifeSmarts program is available at and for up-to-date happenings, follow the Office of the Securities Commissioner on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram by searching “HISecurities”.

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Media Contact:

William Nhieu

Communications Officer

Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs

(808) 586-7582

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