Office of the Attorney General
Attorney General Conway Announces Lifesmarts Competition Winner
Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway is pleased to announce that Mason County High School took top honors in this year's LifeSmarts competition. Mason County edged out Louisville's duPont Manual and Bracken County High Schools to claim the state LifeSmarts championship title at Kentucky State University in Frankfort on March 4th. The team will represent Kentucky at the national LifeSmarts competition in Miami in April. Last year's winner, duPont Manual, placed 2nd in this year's competition followed by Bracken County High.
LifeSmarts is an annual consumer education game-show style competition for high school students. 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. Teams qualified online for the chance to meet face-to-face in Frankfort.
"I would like to congratulate Mason County High for taking top honors in this year's LifeSmarts competition and I wish them the best of luck as they represent Kentucky in next month's national competition," said General Conway. "I also want to thank all of the students and coaches who participated in LifeSmarts and who recognize the importance of being savvy, well informed consumers."
Teachers Maggie Prater and Jeanna Melton coach the Mason County High School winning team. Team members include Connor Appelman, Garric Buzzard, Beth Bussell, and Amrita Srinivasan.
LifeSmarts is sponsored by the National Consumers League and is coordinated in Kentucky by the Attorney General=s Office and the Department of Financial Institutions in partnership with the Department 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 2011 program year may visit the LifeSmarts website at www.lifesmarts.org.
Question masters Tom Kenny of Lexington's WTVQ TV and Heather Clary of the Central and Eastern Kentucky Better Business Bureau pose with Mason County High team members (L to R) Amrita Srinivasan, Garric Buzzard, Connor Appelman, Beth Bussell and co-coach Jeanna Melton.