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Cedar Creek High School heads to "High School Consumer Bowl"

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It was fierce competition on Friday on the stage at Cedar Creek High School as five high schools competed for the chance to represent Atlantic County in this year's "High School Consumer Competition Bowl".

Did you know that telemarketers are not allowed to call your house after 9:00 P.M.?

Did you know businesses are not allowed to raise their prices during a state of emergency?

Well, students from across Atlantic County have been brushing up on New Jersey's consumer rules so they will be ready for this year's "Consumer Competition Bowl.

The competition will determine who will represent Atlantic County at the regional.

"The students this year are learning everything from credit card purchases, to purchasing a pet, to flood insurance, to stocks and bond and interest rates. Just anything that would require them to be a better consumer and be more productive in society," said John Gazo who is a teacher at Cedar Creek High School.

The annual competition is set up like a game show, and this years contest will put a special focus on scams, like dishonest home repair contractors and fraudulent charities that consumers face in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

"I think it is an important program because it teaches future consumers how to be aware of the world, and teaches people how to start out the real world on a good foot," said Cedar Creek student, Harry Desai.

"I love the department of consumer affairs motto," said Oak Crest student, James Townley. He say's the motto is "Take advantage of us, so no one takes advantage of you."

The schools from Atlantic County that tried out were Absegami, Cedar Creek, Pleasantville, St. Joes, and Oak Crest.

After four hours of questions and eliminations, Cedar Creek came out on top and heads to "South Jersey Regionals on April 18th".

The three winning teams from Northern, Central and Southern New Jersey will compete in the 17th annual "High School Consumer Bowl" on May 23rd.

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