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Pack your bags for Pittsburgh!

These official state champion teams captured their state titles and have been invited by the National Consumers League to represent their states at the National LifeSmarts Championship in Pittsburgh April 21-24, 2017. Congratulations to you all! Alabama: Tuscaloosa Central High School, Coach Roslyn Evans Alaska: Kodiak High School, Coach Samantha Mann Arizona: Flagstaff Home Educators, […]

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LifeSmarts on the Road: Just Peachy in Georgia

Last Saturday, I had the pleasure of attending Georgia’s first in-person state LifeSmarts tournament. Teams from across the state convened in Athens at the University of Georgia to face off in both varsity and JV competitions. While the ladies of Clarke County kept things close through the first half of the Challenge Round, the defending champions […]

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Recapping the 2016 FCCLA Knowledge Bowl Qualifiers

We had a great time last month traveling with FCCLA at their fall Cluster Meetings! 34 teams from 24 states met in Denver and Orlando to earn the 12 automatic qualifier spots to the national finals next summer in Nashville. Players had to face a wide assortment of challenging questions in both consumer literacy and […]

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LifeSmarts On The Road: Reaching out to Extension agents

The past few weeks, I’ve been on the road working exhibit halls with Extension agents across the country: first with Family and Consumer Science agents at the NEAFCS conference in Big Sky, Montana, and then with nearly 1500 4-H agents at the NAE4-HA conference in New Orleans. This was the first time I had been […]

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Recapping the First Year of the FCCLA/LifeSmarts Consumer Knowledge Bowl

Last fall, LifeSmarts started a partnership with the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America and launched the FCCLA/LifeSmarts Consumer Knowledge Bowl. Starting with an online qualification session last fall, chapters from across the country tested their smarts in a variety of events. Questions incorporated family and consumer science curriculum into the traditional LifeSmarts format, […]

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LifeSmarts Essay Contest Winners

Last month, we asked you to share your LifeSmarts story and how you “learn it. live it.” every day, in our first ever LifeSmarts Essay Contest. And what you wrote was genuinely touching. Here are a few quotes from our three winners: We also awarded an honorable mention to Ethan E. from Virginia and Austin […]

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Denver Digest: April 5, 2016

Dear Coaches and Team members, We are so excited to see you in Denver later this week! This Denver Digest contains final reminders. Know Before You Go This logistical memo will help answer any last minute questions. Twitter Contest Your team is probably already tweeting, or will begin when they arrive at the airport! We […]

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Denver Digest: March 22, 2016

Dear Coaches and Team members, We are so excited to see you in Denver next month, competing for the National LifeSmarts Championship! Each week we will share special updates with you through this Denver Digest. Our hope is that this will help you prepare for Nationals by providing timely reminders and updates. Coach Call Tuesday […]

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Denver Digest: March 15, 2016

Dear Coaches and Team members, We are so excited to see you in Denver next month, competing for the National LifeSmarts Championship! Each week we will share special updates with you through this Denver Digest. Our hope is that this will help you prepare for Nationals by providing timely reminders and updates.  Safety Smart Ambassadors […]

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Denver Digest: March 8, 2016

Dear Coaches and Team members, We are so excited to see you in Denver next month, competing for the National LifeSmarts Championship! Each week we will share special updates with you through this Denver Digest. Our hope is that this will help you prepare for Nationals by providing timely reminders and updates. Safety Smart Scholarships […]

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