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What a year! The 2012 LifeSmarts season has come to a close with the 2012 National LifeSmarts Championship in Philadelphia, where the student team from Frederick, MD was crowned national LifeSmarts champions. After an exciting final match against the second-place team from Jacksonville, FL, the teens from the Maryland Home Schoolers outscored their opponents and did it with great sportsmanship. Teams from Pennsylvania and Rhode Island placed third.
Have you made your first spring trip to your local hardware store yet? With the arrival of spring, many consumers are already busy with projects around the house. Unfortunately, warm weather ushers in both blooming flowers and scammers offering all manner of shoddy home repair “services” and outright scams.
Eighteen years in, and NCL’s LifeSmarts program is still going strong, successfully doing what it set out to do all those years ago: shine a spotlight on consumer education, provide a fun, meaningful competition for students and educators, and teach us all something in the process. The countdown to this year's national event in Philadelphia has begun, so if you aren't familiar yet with the exciting, engaging program, here's your chance to learn more.