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    National LifeSmarts Championship 2018 Wrap up

    Three-peat Champions: Dallas High School, Dallas, PA

    Congratulations to all of the teams, students, coaches, and coordinators who took home team and individual honors at the 2018 National LifeSmarts Championship held this month in San Diego, CA.

    Champions: Dallas High School, Pennsylvania

    Team Members: Matt Metzloff (Captain), Raymond Perez, Vidhan Dhol, Hannah Wolfe, Caleb Sweitzer

    Coach Kevin West


    Second Place: ‘Iolani School, Hawaii

    2nd Place: Hawaii

    Team Members: Kevan Elias (Captain), Sean Callahan, Bryson Choi, Vance Hamada, Norton Kishi

    Coach James Rubasch



    Third Place: Maize South High School, Kansas

    3rd Place: Kansas

    Team members: Tim Dobson (Captain), Sam Harder, Ashley Pritchard, Cale Thimmesch, Jordan Tran

    Coach Jean Conkling



    Third Place: Mascoma Valley Regional High School, New Hampshire

    3rd Place: New Hampshire

    Team members: Lukus Labrie (Captain), Justin Andrew, Nicholas Arnold, Ian Briand, Raymond Gonzalez

    Coach Shawn Joyce



    • Arizona
    • North Dakota
    • Rhode Island
    • Wisconsin

    Last Smarty Winners, from L to R: Anson Yip, Deborah Walters, and Luke Lynch, with LifeSmarts staff and ConsumerMan Herb Weisbaum

    Last Smarty Standing

    • 1st: Anson Yip, Massachusetts
    • 2nd: Deborah Walters, Virginia
    • 3rd: Luke Lynch, Michigan

    Topic Assessment Winners

    • Consumer Rights and Responsibilities
      • 1st Place: Sam Harder, KS
      • 2nd Place: Hannah Wolfe, PA
      • 3rd Place: Kalen Christensen, ND
      • 4th Place: Justin Cobb, MO
      • 5th Place: Brendan Baker, MA
    • Environment

      Topic Winners, from L to R: Jonathan Zhang (RI), technology; Sam Harder (KS), consumer rights; Raymond Perez (PA), health and safety; Tim Dobson (KS), personal finance; and Matt Metzloff (PA), environment

      • 1st Place: Matt Metzloff, PA
      • 2nd Place: Annika Kelly, RI
      • 3rd Place: Cris Dupre, ND
      • 4th Place: Sean Callahan, HI
      • 5th Place: Raymond Gonzalez, NH
    • Health and Safety
      • 1st Place: Raymond Perez, PA
      • 2nd Place: Daniel Sheinberg, RI
      • 3rd Place: Hannah Schroeder, MO
      • 4th Place: Jared Gerety, AZ
      • 5th Place: Courtnay Kiecker, ND
    • Personal Finance
      • 1st Place: Tim Dobson, KS

        State Coordinator of the Year: Cheryl Varnadoe

      • 2nd Place: Norton Kishi, HI
      • 3rd Place: Michael Lamontagne, RI
      • 4th Place: Matthew Loynes, NC
      • 5th Place: Caleb Sweitzer, PA
    • Technology
      • 1st Place: Jonathan Zhang, RI
      • 2nd Place: James Alwin, WI
      • 3rd Place: Anson Yip, MA
      • 4th Place: Nicholas Arnold, NH
      • 5th Place: Dalton Wright, MO

    Student of the Year: Matt Metzloff

    Student of the Year: Emma Boessen

    Students of the Year

    • Emma Boessen, Missouri
    • Matt Metzloff, Pennsylvania

    Coach of the Year: Sam Schachter

    Coach of the Year: Don Zabelin

    Coaches of the Year

    • Sam Schachter, Rhode Island
    • Don Zabelin, Illinois

    Coordinator of the Year

    • Cheryl Varnadoe, Georgia

    Sarah Weinberg Memorial Scholarship 

    • Lekabul Abel, District of Columbia

    Safety Smart scholarship winners

    Safety Smart Scholarship winners

    • Katherine Hilty, Rhode Island
    • Courtnay Kiecker, North Dakota
    • Austin Lin, Delaware
    • Ritik Patel, New Jersey
    • Lauren Pike, Wild Card #2, Walker County Georgia 4-H
    • Destinee Smith, West Virginia
    • Rachelle White, West Virginia
    • Anson Yip, Massachusetts

    Essay Contest Winners

    • 1st Place: Anastasia Pahno, Georgia (middle school program)
    • 2nd Place: Helen Pahno, Georgia
    • 3rd Place: Emma Boessen, Missouri

    T-shirt Contest Winners

    • Virginia, Judges Choice
    • Wild Card #2, Walker County Georgia 4-H, People’s Choice

    Twitter contest winners

    Twitter Contest Winners

    • Mary Mullikin @marygoround82
    • BHS LifeSmarts @lifebhs
    • Sahvanna Mease @measeFACS