Mercer County students prepare to compete in the first round of the 17th annual NJ High School Consumer Bowl held at the Stone Terrace in Hamilton on Thursday, February 22, 2013. The format is of a game show to test students' knowledge of the NJ Consumer Fraud Act and general consumer rights and responsibilities. Participating schools are defending champion West Windsor-Plainsboro HS South, West Windsor-Plainsboro HS North, Ewing High, Hamilton HS West, Hightstown High, Nottingham High School, Steinert High, and for the first time, Villla Victoria Academy. The winner advances to the Central Jersey Regionals. From left, for WW-P HS North, Roberta Shapiro, Lauren Miele, Joseph Gonnella and Chris Orsini, for Nottingham, Savanna San Filippo, Jenn Ricciardi, Kellie Hoagland and Bridget Doolittle, for Ewing, Evan Patrick, Kevin Fernandezz, Melinda King and Stacy Maurer and for Villa Victoria, Victoria Woofolk, Laurie Francoeur, Gabrielle Kreinakker and Christime Madden.
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