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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Monday, February 22, 2010

Kea'au High wins state LifeSmarts title for 4th year in a row

Advertiser Staff

For the fourth year in a row, Kea'au High School won the state title for the sixth annual LifeSmarts consumer education competition, which was held Saturday at the State Capitol Auditorium.

The game-show style competition tested students on their knowledge of personal finance, health and safety, the environment, technology, and consumer rights and responsibilities.
The members of the winning team, Keaau Mixed Plate, are: Ricky William Tabandera, Jak Murasaki, Riana Brown, Mark Seu, and Chloe Frizelle. The team was coached by Kathlynn Tabandera and David Lee.
The team qualifies to represent Hawai‘i at the national competition in Miami Beach, Florida, April 24 – 27.
LifeSmarts is brought to Hawai‘i by the State Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs and is run by the National Consumers League. Local partners include the Better Business Bureau Foundation, the Hawai‘i Credit Union League and the State Department of Education.