CHS LifeSmarts team, Tiger Ambush, learned this week that they earned the wildcard spot and are headed to the national competition in Washington DC in April. Junior Alexander Chadbourne and seniors Kylie Glover, Brenden Edwards, Ty Silvester, and Clurie Briley along with their sponsor Christy Johnson are excited for this win and opportunity.
Teens from across the state first competed online for a chance to advance to the in-person state finals held Wednesday, January 12. Tiger Ambush came in third place, one spot away from an automatic advancement to the national competition. They returned to school where they completed a new presentation on the sleep patterns of teens which won the wildcard bid to nationals and impressed the judges.
LifeSmarts, a consumer education competition that challenges teens about personal finance, health & safety, the environment, technology & workforce development, and consumer rights & responsibilities, is a program of the National Consumers League. In Missouri, Family Consumer Sciences and Human Services Education, Missouri Association Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, and Missouri Future Business Leaders of America, all of the State of Missouri run the program and competitions.
“LifeSmarts participants win by learning to avoid common consumer pitfalls and scams, navigate the government, prepare for their financial futures, and so much more,” said Lisa Hertzberg, Program Director
of the National LifeSmarts Program.