Students Christina Determan, Evangeline Muyano, Lauren Higa, Tina Loos, and Gelsey Manipon earned a spot in the Hawaii LifeSmarts State Competition. In order to advance, the team had to place in the top four in the online portion of the program.
LifeSmarts is an educational program of the National Consumers League established in 1994 that prepares students to be smart consumers by teaching consumer literacy. The program includes participants from public and private schools, homeschools, clubs and youth organizations.
The State Competition will be held at the University of Hawaii at Manoa on February 11, 2017. The students will test their skills through written tests, a speed dating the experts activity, and gameshow style buzzer rounds. The winner will represent Hawaii at the National LifeSmarts Competition in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
The students participated in the program under the guidance of high school economics teacher Kit-U Wong.