Champions to Travel to Cincinnati, OH to Compete in National Event
HARRISBURG– Dallas High School, from Luzerne County, PA, beat out 5 teams and captured the Pennsylvania State LifeSmarts Championship by successfully fielding questions about real-life marketplace issues during a virtual competition hosted by the Office of Attorney General during National Consumer Protection Week 2023.
LifeSmarts, a consumer education competition that challenges teens in grades 6-8 (Junior Varsity) and 9-12 (Varsity) about personal finance, health and safety, the environment, technology, and consumer rights and responsibilities, is a program of the National Consumers League. State coordinators implement the program locally. For more information, visit www.lifesmarts.org.
“An important part of the mission of the Office of Attorney General is to help educate students to make good life choices as consumers,” said Attorney General Michelle Henry. “These students inspire me with their knowledge on personal finance, health and safety, and consumer rights. We all have a collective responsibility to show up for our young people and help them reach their full potential. Through education we can empower students and communities to grow stronger, safer, and more prosperous.”
Teens from across the state first competed online for a chance to participate in the state finals. State Varsity champions at Dallas High School have qualified to represent Pennsylvania and compete for the national title at the National LifeSmarts Championship to be held in Cincinnati, OH, April 27-30, 2023. Dallas High School has won the national event three times previously.
Other teams participating in the state finals included two teams from Pine Grove Area High School, North East High School, Cumberland Valley High School and Upper Dublin High School.
This year’s competition took place during National Consumer Protection Week. During which the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, and other consumer protection agencies nationwide, shared tips and information on how to keep consumers safe from scams, what to look out for when renting an apartment, or even buying a used car. For more information on how the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General celebrated National Consumer Protection Week, click here.
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