Office of the Attorney General
Bracken County High School Claims State LifeSmarts Championship for Fifth Year

Press Release Date:  Monday, March 12, 2007  
Contact Information:  Vicki Glass, 502-696-5643 Office  


Bracken County High School claimed the championship title on March 8th in Frankfort at the state LifeSmarts competition, a consumer education game-show style competition. High school students tested their knowledge and skills by answering questions in the areas of health and safety, personal finance, environment and technology, and consumer rights and responsibilities.

Jenny Ray, Bracken County teacher, coached the winning team whose members include: Kevin McKee, Josh Hallman, Codey Monroe, Justin Ramsey, and Kayla Ulrich. This is the fifth state win for Bracken County in nine years. Bracken County claimed the 1st runners up position at the national competition in San Francisco two years ago.

The Bracken County High School team will represent Kentucky at the national LifeSmarts competition in Orlando, Florida in April. Over thirty other states will compete for the national title.

Louisville’s duPont Manual High School’s Life Skills class took the second place position in this year’s competition.

LifeSmarts is sponsored by the National Consumers League and is coordinated in Kentucky by the Attorney General's Office in partnership with the Office of Financial Institutions, the Office of Insurance, the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service (4-H and Youth Development Programs), and the Better Business Bureau.  High schools interested in learning more about LifeSmarts for the 2008 program year may visit the LifeSmarts website at www.lifesmarts.org or contact the Attorney General's Office of Consumer Protection at 1-888-432-9257.

Bracken County LifeSmarts winners
Coach Jenny Ray, Josh Hallman, Kayla Ulrich, Justin Ramsey, Kevin McKee, and Codey Monroe of Bracken County High School