Congratulations to the 2022 Virginia LifeSmarts Champions - ECONOPONAX from Massaponax High School in Fredericksburg, VA

Welcome to Virginia LifeSmarts! a free, national consumer literacy program that gives young people the 21st Century skills they need to become successful adults. LifeSmarts offers curriculum for teachers, and exciting scholarship opportunities for students.

Varsity Teams are made up of students in grades 9-12. All students are eligible to compete in LifeSmarts Varsity competitions including those in our partner organizations (4-H, BPA, FBLA, FCCLA, SkillsUSA, TSA and HOSA). The State Champion Varsity team earns the opportunity to compete in the National LifeSmarts Championship, April 27-30, 2023.

FBLA and FCCLA Chapters have their own special LifeSmarts competitions but are also eligible to compete in our state varsity level competition. Students are eligible to be on one state varsity team and also on another one of the specific chapter teams. Team coaches should download the specific group instructions from the Coaches Page.

The online competition continues through January 2023. Coaches it is not too late to register and create a team. Use the resources to practice and prepare for the online quizzes. Top scoring teams will receive an invitation to the state competition February 17, 2023 at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.

Junior Varsity Competition for grades 6-8 is open through May 1, 2023. The top-scoring Junior Varsity teams in our state will receive recognition from the National Consumers League. There is not a national level competition for JV at this time.

Best of luck,
Kimberly Edmonds and Cherry Dale
LifeSmarts State Coordinators

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  • Kimberly Edmonds
  • Virginia Cooperative Extension
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