Office of the Attorney General
Attorney General Stumbo’s Office Hosts Statewide High School Consumer Education Contest

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, March 07, 2007  
Contact Information:  Vicki Glass, 502-696-5643 Office  


On Thursday, March 8th, high school students from across the state will compete in Frankfort for the Kentucky LifeSmarts state title, an annual consumer education contest coordinated by the Office of the Attorney General.

LifeSmarts is a consumer education game-show style competition. “The program is a fun way for teens to learn about consumer issues and showcase their knowledge in the areas of personal finance, health and safety, the environment, technology and consumer rights and responsibilities,” said Attorney General Stumbo. “Ultimately, LifeSmarts offers meaningful consumer education that high school students will utilize in everyday life.”

Qualifying students first competed online. Six teams advanced and will meet face to face to test their knowledge and compete for the chance to represent Kentucky at the national LifeSmarts competition in Orlando in April. Teams from Bath, Bracken, Jefferson, Johnson and Nelson counties will be competing for this year’s state title.

LifeSmarts is sponsored by the National Consumers League and is coordinated in Kentucky by the Office of the Attorney General in partnership with the Office of Financial Institutions, the Office of Insurance, and 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. Tips and a practice quiz are available on the Attorney General’s website at www.ag.ky.gov/consumer/lifesmarts.

The Lifesmarts competition will begin at 9a.m. Thursday, March 8th, at the Cooperative Extension Building on the campus of Kentucky State University in Frankfort.