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Consumer Rights & Responsibilities, Environment, Health & Safety, Personal Finance, Technology; Important Topics Tested in Upcoming LifeSmarts Louisiana Competition
1/14/2019

AG Jeff Landry to host contest empowering young people across State and Nation to develop skills needed to be successful  in an increasingly complex marketplace

BATON ROUGE, LA – The 2019 LifeSmarts Louisiana Competition – a free, consumer education quiz bowl – will be held in Baton Rouge on February 15, announced Attorney General Jeff Landry today.

“From fraud to energy, nutrition to banking, and privacy to security – our State’s future will be faced with numerous issues of which they must grasp a solid knowledge,” said General Landry. “So my office and I are proud to host an avenue that may help achieve that goal.”

LifeSmarts meets national educational standards and provides free online materials which compliment any high school curriculum and can be used as a learning activity for classes, groups, clubs, and community organizations. In order to participate in the state finals, the teams composed of 4-5 students and their adult sponsor or coach must advance through preliminary rounds online.

Teams may register and compete online at www.lifesmarts.org from now until February 1. At the end of the online competition, the teams will be invited to compete at the state competition set for February 15 at the AG’s Office in Baton Rouge. The winning state team will advance to the National LifeSmarts Championship, scheduled for April 13-16, in Orlando.

“I encourage students and their teachers to form teams and sign up today,” added General Landry. “And I look forward to seeing if our reigning champs at Acadiana High can earn another title.”

For more information or to register for the competition, teams may go to www.lifesmarts.org or call Attorney General Jeff Landry’s office at 225-326-6763.



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