County of Monmouth

For Immediate Release:
March 7, 2024

Marlboro High School
wins Monmouth County Consumer Bowl

HOWELL, NJ – Marlboro High School has won the 2024 Monmouth County Consumer Bowl, a game-show-style competition that tests students’ knowledge of consumer-related information, and the team will advance to regional competition.

The Consumer Bowl, which is sponsored by the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, was held on Feb. 28 at the Monmouth County Fire Academy. Students from Freehold Township High School, Howell High School, Manalapan High School, Marlboro High School, Middletown North High School and Raritan High School participated.

“I would like to congratulate the students from Marlboro High School for winning the 2024 Monmouth County Consumer Bowl,” said Commissioner Director Thomas A. Arnone. “I commend them for taking the time to learn about important consumer issues that will benefit them throughout their lives.”

“During the Consumer Bowl, students are questioned about various aspects of the Consumer Fraud Act,” said Commissioner Erik Anderson, liaison to the Monmouth County Division of Consumer Affairs. “The participating students answered questions about topics such as home improvement contractors, gift cards, cryptocurrency, identity theft, internet issues and amusement games.”

Marlboro High School has won the Consumer Bowl for the third year in a row. The members of this year’s winning team are Sean Gelman (captain), Summer Adler, David Tabak, Elan Abramson and Chase Sussman (alternate). The team’s teachers/advisers are Patrick Scinto and Nicole Bendik, and Marlboro High School’s principal is David Bleakley.

The Consumer Bowl consists of three levels of competition: County, which was held on Feb. 28; Regional, which will be held on April 16; and the State championship, which will be held on May 30.

Monmouth County Consumer Affairs has five investigators who actively assist residents with consumer issues. The division’s staff has the resources and the authority to investigate complaints about billing, gift cards, home repair, car sales and repairs, scams and much more. The division annually investigates more than 600 complaints and attempts to mediate solutions.

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