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The countdown to the 2014 National LifeSmarts Championship has begun! Across the country, LifeSmarts volunteer coordinators are hosting tournaments to determine the state champion teams that will travel to Orlando, Florida, in late April, to compete in the 20th anniversary event for academic scholarships, prizes, and a chance at the national title.
After four exciting days of individual assessments, group activities, and team buzzer matches, the Paxon School for Advanced Studies from Jacksonville, Florida outlasted 38 other teams from around the country to claim the title of LifeSmarts champion in the annual national competition. This year’s championship in Atlanta was the biggest competition ever, featuring teams from 35 states, the District of Columbia, and two student organizations, FCCLA and FBLA.
The 2012-2013 LifeSmarts season is officially underway this fall, with a new competition year going live at the program’s online home, www.lifesmarts.org, along with a variety of new consumer resources for adult and youth participants, and exciting expansion into several new states.