Scurities Commissioner Announces Top 4 High School Teams to Compete at LifeSmarts State Finals

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HONOLULU — The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) Office of the Securities Commissioner is pleased to announce the qualifying teams of the LifeSmarts Hawaii Competition who will now compete in the state finals on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at the State Capitol Auditorium.

The four teams are Kealakehe High School, Farrington High School and two teams from Waipahu High School. The winners of the state finals will represent Hawaii at the National LifeSmarts Competition from April 26 to 29, 2014, in Orlando, Fla.

“Congratulations to all the coaches and students who participated and hopefully learned valuable life skills through the LifeSmarts curriculum. We look forward to seeing you in February at the State Capitol,” said Hawaii Securities Commissioner Tung Chan.


LifeSmarts is a consumer education competition that tests teens in grades 6-12 about personal finance, health and safety, the environment, technology, and consumer rights and responsibilities. The LifeSmarts Hawaii program is sponsored by the DCCA Office of the Securities Commissioner in partnership with the Hawaii Credit Union League and the National Consumers League. 

For more information or to sign up a team for next year, contact state coordinator, Theresa Kong Kee, at (808) 587-7400 or email For up-to-date happenings on the LifeSmarts Hawaii program, connect with the Office of the Securities Commissioner on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram by searching “HISecurities.”