A team of students from Cedar Creek High School won a countywide competition based on knowledge of consumers’ rights.

Cedar Creek students Leah Filardi, Harry Desai, Rachel Parsons, Tim Bridel and Dario Colon, along with faculty adviser John Gazo, won the Atlantic County High School Consumer Bowl competition, which is organized by the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs.

The competition took place Friday at Cedar Creek High School in Egg Harbor City.

The Consumer Bowl tests students’ knowledge of consumer rights and issues. This year had a special focus on the many scams consumers may face in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, such as dishonest home repair contractors and fraudulent charities. Other issues include Ponzi schemes and investment fraud, the purchase and leasing of new and used vehicles, and high gas prices.

Teams from Cedar Creek, Absegami, Oakcrest, Pleasantville and St. Joseph’s high schools competed.

The Cedar Creek team will represent the county during the Consumer Bowl Southern Regional match on April 18. The three winning teams from the Northern, Central, and Southern regional competitions will compete in the 17th annual New Jersey High School Consumer Bowl final competition on May 23.

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