LifeSmarts is a national program sponsored by the National Consumers League. In Missouri, the LifeSmarts program is coordinated by FCCLA and financially sponsored by American Century Investments of Kansas City.
The program is a resource for the topics of personal finance; consumer rights and responsibilities, health and safety, ecology and technology. It is also an online competition for students in grades 6-8 (Junior Varsity) and 9-12 (Varsity).
The top scoring on-line teams are asked to the state in-person finals in Jefferson City. The top varsity team will represent Missouri at the national competition in Miami Beach, Florida in April.
Congratulations to the following teams for qualifying for the state in-person finals. The JV finals will be held in Jefferson City on February 16, the varsity on February 17.
Arrowheads Sherwood Cass R-8
Bison Pride Buffalo Prairie Middle School
Houndawgs Aurora Junior High
JR7 Topics in FACS Jefferson R-7
Laker OttoPilots Camdenton Middle School
Linn Wildcats Osage County R-2
NEVC Knights 7th Northeast Vernon County HS
Stoutland JH School Stoutland Junior High School
The A Team Pleasant Hill Middle School
Blue Crew Gasconade R-1
Crusaders Ava Victory Academy
FZS Juniors Ft. Zumwalt South High School
Golden Eagles Ruskin High School
Golden Nuggets Grandview CSD-4
Lady Bulldogs Douglass High School
Savvy Consumers Maysville High School
Stanberry CAFL Stanberry R-II
Stoutland HS Stoutland High School
The Bus Sherwood Cass R-8
Whippets Southern Reynolds R-II
Wildcats Linn High School
Thanks to Merilee Thoenen, Missouri LifeSmarts Coordinator, for all of her hard work with this program! Because of her efforts, and the efforts of the great coaches, Missouri has a very strong LifeSmarts program. Good luck to everyone in the final competitions!