A team of students from Hightstown High School took the top honor at Mercer County’s High School Consumer Bowl, beating out six other area high schools in a quiz-show style competition on good consumer practices.
It marked the third straight Mercer County title for Hightstown. The school also won the Central Jersey Regional and New Jersey State Consumer Bowl championships in 2017. This year’s Hightstown team was composed of Rishab Solanki, captain; Vineeth Duggirala, Aayush Gupta, Maanas Manoj and Sonit Puri. The team’s adviser is teacher David Teleposky. Hightstown moves on to compete at the regionals in Monmouth County in April.
Hightstown defeated Ewing High School in the run-off to determine this year’s champion. The Ewing team, under teacher Joanne Ludwig, was composed of Samuel Muscente, captain; Patrick Capstack, Anna Gaylord, James Kim, Makensie Sheilds and Natalie Staub.
Other schools that participated were Hamilton High School West, Hopewell Valley Central High School, Lawrence High School, Nottingham High School and Steinert High School.
Mercer County’s annual Consumer Bowl competition is hosted by the Mercer County Division of Consumer Affairs, in conjunction with the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, and tests students’ knowledge of the state’s consumer protection laws and regulations. This year’s competition was held Feb. 22 at the Stone Terrace in Hamilton.