Oconto High School won the 2024 Wisconsin LifeSmarts Championship. Pictured clockwise are Luke Holmgren, Jorgie Runnerstrom, Coach Alana Eder, Gracie Patenaude, Marcus Perrizo, and Laine Viestenz.

Hi Wisconsinites:

We look forward to having you participate in the many activities offered by LifeSmarts. TeamSmarts begins on September 1 with the competition quizzes going live on September 1.

Coaches are invited to register (or log back in if you registered in the 2022-2023 season) and create new teams or update existing teams. Students may register and compete online. Coaches have access to many free lesson plans and other educational resources to help make LifeSmarts a great classroom activity. Click on the Resources tab to view them.

Educators: Please give your students the opportunity to enhance their consumer knowledge that they can use now and in the future.

BPA, FBLA, FCCLA, and SkillsUSA 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 two other organization teams. Team coaches should download the specific group instructions from the Coaches Page.

Students: Take a practice quiz and see if you’re ready for the ultimate consumer challenge. Talk with your friends and form a team. Each team needs an adult sponsor or coach.

Schools may enter more than one coach, coaches may enter more than one team, but only one varsity team from a school may qualify for the state competition.

Scores will be tabulated and the highest scoring varsity teams will be invited to the State Competition, which will be held in-person on Friday, February 16, 2024, on the Edgewood College campus. The snow date will be Friday, February 23, 2024. All qualifying teams will be provided with detailed instructions on what to do.

First place varsity team winners each receive a $1,000 scholarship with the coach also receiving $1,000. Second place team members will each receive a $500 scholarship with the coach receiving $500. The first place team is then eligible to proceed to the national competition. This year’s national competition will be in San Diego, CA. All travel expenses, lodging, and meals are covered by CBM Foundation.

This year we will be offering a JV state competition. Coaches: registering for a team is the same process as a varsity team, just select the JV option. Students: follow the same procedure.

JV Competition is open November 1, 2023 – February 26, 2024 . The top-scoring JV team in our state will receive an invitation to compete in the new virtual National LifeSmarts Junior Varsity Championship in May 9-10, 2024.

JV competition opens Nov. 1, 2023
JV competition closes Feb. 7, 2024
JV paperwork due Feb. 14, 2024
Virtual Wisconsin JV LifeSmarts State Championships Feb. 26, 2024
Virtual National LifeSmarts JV Championship – May 9-10, 2024 for state winning JV team

If you have any questions or comments or just want to discuss some ideas, feel free to contact Tammie or Kay.

Wisconsin State Coordinators
Tammie McCarthy
Phone (920) 834-2226

Kay Johnson
Phone (920) 609-4458

Thanks to our state sponsors:
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