Missouri

Congratulations to our three Missouri teams that competed at Nationals LifeSmarts in Cincinnati April 2023! Congrats to our 2nd & 3rd place in FCCLA National LifeSmarts Knowledge Bowl in Denver.

Congratulations to our 2023 State Champions, Tiger Ambush from Clearwater High School, coached by Christy Johnson and assisted by Brit Graham. Congratulations to our JV State Champs from Owensville Middle School and their coach Liz Clancy, assisted by Crystal Ely. Our Norton Wildcard teams were Clarkton and Lebanon.

Thanks to our many, many volunteers who make this event possible. Special thanks to our financial sponsors: Missouri Insurance Education Foundation, Missouri FCS, and Missouri FCCLA.

Looking forward, it is great to be notified of new coaches signing up. It is great to get a head start on next year. Norton Wildcards and a Sweepstakes Wildcard are awesome opportunities this year. Applications for Norton Wildcard is September 1-Nov. 10 online. Ask Linda or Shelley for more information.

Middle School Dates (Grades 6-8) 2024:
Competition will begin online to receive invites to our state competition in Jefferson City.
Online TeamSmarts Quiz will open September 1, 2023
State competition: February 13, 2024

High School Dates (Grades 9-12):
Competition will begin online to receive invites to our state competition in Jefferson City.
Online TeamSmarts Quiz will be open September 1, 2023
State competition: February 14, 2024, Jefferson City, MO

The winning team will represent Missouri at the National LifeSmarts Championship in April 2024 in San Diego, CA.

Missouri LifeSmarts is coordinated by the Missouri Association of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA), but is open to any group of students from grades 6-8 (Junior Varsity) and grades 9 – 12 (Varsity) with an adult coach.

For more information, go to https://lifesmarts.org or Missouri LifeSmarts at https://dese.mo.gov/college-career-readiness/lifesmarts or contact Missouri Coordinator at 573-751-6878 or molifesmarts@dese.mo.gov.

Thanks to our state sponsors:
Owensville Middle School
Competition Dates
Contact Your Coordinator
  • Linda Cumpton and Shelley Smith
  • Family Consumer Sciences & Human Services Education, Missouri Department of Elementary & Secondary Education
  • Send Mail     Phone: 573-576-4255 or 573-751-6878