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2014 LifeSmarts Winners

L-R:Coach Marchel Krieger, Jessica Vandal, Kelsey Becker, Andrew Briedenbach, Zach Fossen, Alex Igl.
The Jamestown High School #1 team won the 2014 state LifeSmarts championship and will represent North Dakota in the national competition April 26-29 in Orlando, FL. Jamestown High School’s #2 team took second place, and Kindred High School took third.

Welcome to North Dakota LifeSmarts Competition!

The LifeSmarts program gives students the opportunity to learn consumer information that they can use now and for the rest of their lives.  “Learn it. Live it.”  Educating teens for the real world!

LifeSmarts, the Ultimate Consumer Challenge, is a FREE consumer education competition open to teens in grades 6-12.  The competition tests students on their knowledge of

  • Personal Finance
  • Health and Safety
  • Environment
  • Technology
  • Consumer Rights and Responsibilities

Educators:  Please give your students the opportunity to enhance their consumer knowledge that they can use now and in the future.  

Students: Take a practice quiz and see if you’re ready for the ultimate consumer challenge.  Talk with your friends and form a team.  Each team needs an adult sponsor or coach.

Schools may enter more than one coach, coaches may enter more than one team, but only two teams from a school may qualify for the state competition. 

High School (grades 9-12) Online Competition

  • September 8, 2014 to February 2, 2015.

Scores will be tabulated and the highest scoring teams will be invited to the State Competition, which will be held in Bismarck on February 11, 2015.  The winning team at the State Competition will represent North Dakota at the National Competition in Seattle, Washington, April 17-20, 2015.

Middle School Competition (grades 6-8) Online Competition only

  • September 8 to February 2, 2015

Students in grades 6-8 will compete only online.  National winners will be announced online after the competition closes.

LifeSmarts is run by the National Consumers League and brought to you by the North Dakota Attorney General’s Office. 

Call Crystal Kraft, North Dakota LifeSmarts Coordinator at (800) 472-2600, for more information. 

Good luck as you take the Ultimate Consumer Challenge!

LifeSmarts Official Website
What is LifeSmarts (Video)
Coach's Guide