Let the battle begin! Three New Jersey High Schools are set to face off in the state Division of Consumer Affairs’ annual Consumer Bowl.

The competition will be between Irvington High School, representing north Jersey, Freehold High, representing central Jersey, and Moorestown Friends School in Burlington County, representing the southern part of the state.

The Consumer Bowl features a game-show format to test students’ knowledge of consumer rights and issues.

Topics include Ponzi schemes and investment fraud, the purchase and leasing of new and used vehicles, regulated businesses such as health clubs, consumers’ rights when making retail purchases, and general knowledge of the State’s consumer protection laws and regulations.

The event began with 90 high school teams, but now there are only three left, and the competition promises to be fierce this year.

Freehold High is the defending champion, but Irvington High School was the 2010 victor.  Moorestown Friends School, a private school, has been South Jersey’s top winner for two years in a row.

State Attorney General Jeff Chiesa, and Eric Kanefsky, Acting Director of the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, are expected to attend and greet the students on Monday.