Office of the Attorney General
Mason County High Claims State LifeSmarts Championship
Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway is pleased to announce that Mason County High took top honors in the LifeSmarts state competition held yesterday on the campus of Kentucky State University. This marks the second year in a row that Mason County has won the annual consumer education game-show style competition. A team from Grant County High placed second, followed by Bracken County High.
"Whether you are in high school or retired, it is important to be a wise consumer," General Conway said. "I'd like to congratulate the students from Mason County who continue to excel in this competition and thank all of the students who participated in this year's LifeSmarts competition."
Mason County's winning team was coached by teacher Maggie Prater. The team members included Amrita Srinivasan, Gita Srinivasan, Daniel Appelman, Garret Appelman and Taylor Douglas.
Participating teams qualified online for a chance to meet face to face at the LifeSmarts competition. 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. Regional experts in these areas served as officials for the competition and included a representative from the Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions, the Commonwealth Credit Union, Apprisen/CCCS of Central Kentucky, the Kentucky Department of Education, and the Attorney General's Office. An area news anchor and Better Business Bureau representatives served as question masters for the event.
LifeSmarts is sponsored by the National Consumers League. The state program was hosted by the Office of the Attorney General in partnership with the Department of Financial Institutions, the Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service (4-H and Youth Development Programs), and the Better Business Bureau. This year, the Louisville branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis sponsored the state competition, while the Commonwealth Credit Union sponsored a segment of the competition whereby students competed individually in five topic areas.
High schools interested in learning more about LifeSmarts for the 2012-2013 program year may visit the LifeSmarts website at www.lifesmarts.org.
2012 State LifeSmarts winners from Mason County High School