Credit unions support 2018 Hawaii LifeSmarts State Competition

on "February 08, 2018 12:00 pm"

The team from Iolani School won the 14th annual Hawaii LifeSmarts State Competition on Saturday, February 3. The game-show style competition, which was held at University of Hawaii at Manoa’s Campus Center Ballroom, tested students on their knowledge of personal finance, health and safety, the environment, technology, and consumer rights and responsibilities.


LifeSmarts is a free educational program that prepares students to enter the real world as savvy consumers by teaching skills needed to succeed in today’s global marketplace. The program was created by National Consumers League and sponsored locally by the DCCA Office of the Securities Commissioner in partnership with Hawaii Credit Union League.

Iolani, Maryknoll, Roosevelt, and Waiakea High Schools earned their places at the competition as the four top scoring teams from the preliminary online competition. The in-person competition featured written tests, a “speed smarts” activity, and gameshow style buzzer rounds. Iolani School will represent Hawaii at the National LifeSmarts Competition in San Diego, California from April 21-24, 2018. The team is coached by James Rubasch. Members of the team are: Kevan Elias (team captain), Bryson Choy, Norton Kishi, Sean Callahan, and Vance Hamada. Click here for Facebook photo album.

Credit unions were among many island businesses and organizations that sponsored the 2018 Hawaii LifeSmarts State Competition. Mahalo to:

  • Aloha Pacific Federal Credit Union
  • Big Island Federal Credit Union
  • Hawaii Community Federal Credit Union
  • Hawaii State Federal Credit Union
  • HawaiiUSA Federal Credit Union Foundation
  • Honolulu Fire Department Federal Credit Union
  • Matanuska Valley Federal Credit Union
  • Oahu Federal Credit Union
  • Schofield Federal Credit Union