Contact: Julie Willmot
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TRENTON, N.J. - Mercer County’s annual Consumer Bowl, which was scheduled for Monday, March 2, and canceled due to a snow storm, has been rescheduled for Monday, March 9, 2009. The competition for high schools students was created in 1994 by the Mercer County Division of Consumer Affairs, and today more than 75 schools from across the state compete in the quiz-show style competition on good consumer practices.

This year, eight Mercer County high schools will participate in the local competition, the most ever. They are: Steinert High School (Hamilton Township); Trenton Central High School; Robbinsville High School; West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North; West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South; Lawrence High School; Hightstown High School; and Ewing High School.

Mercer County Clerk Paula Sollami Covello will deliver opening remarks. This year’s judges are: Paula Sollami-Covello, Mercer County Clerk; Diane Gerofsky, Mercer County Surrogate; Arthur Sypek, Mercer County Counsel; Doris Galuchie, Mercer County Deputy First Assistant Prosecutor; and Susan Knispel and Dan Rubin of Mercer County Legal Services. Donna Giovannetti, head of the Mercer County Division of Consumer Affairs, will serve as referee.

WHAT: Mercer County competition of the 2009 New Jersey High School Consumer Bowl

WHEN: 9:30 a.m., Monday, March 9, 2009

WHERE: Hamilton Technology Center, 1200 Negron Drive, Hamilton.