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AG Caldwell Presents LifeSmarts Ultimate Consumer Challenge Competition

Twenty-two students representing several Louisiana high schools will compete in the LifeSmarts Ultimate Consumer Challenge to test their knowledge about consumer rights and responsibilities, announced Attorney General Buddy Caldwell. The competition, hosted in conjunction with National Consumer Protection Week, starts at 10 a.m. Friday at the attorney general’s Baton Rouge office.

• WHO: Attorney General’s Office and 22 high school students

• WHAT: LifeSmarts Ultimate Consumer Challenge Competition (Quiz Bowl)

• WHEN: Friday, March 8, Round 1 at 10:15 a.m., Round II at 10:45 a.m., Round III at 11:15 a.m., Final Match at 12:30 p.m.

• WHERE: Louisiana Attorney General’s Office, 1885 N. 3rd St., Baton Rouge

Teams representing Lafayette’s Acadiana High School, Watson’s Live Oak High School, and Geismar’s Dutchtown High School have been preparing for Friday’s state LifeSmarts competition. These students along with thousands nationwide are participating in the LifeSmarts program, a consumer-education program of the National Consumers League.

During the competition, the teams will participate in a consumer quiz bowl tournament to determine the top scoring team that will be crowned Louisiana LifeSmarts’ State Champions.

The winning state team will represent Louisiana and compete against LifeSmarts’ state champion teams across the nation at the Annual National LifeSmarts Championship in Atlanta on Saturday, April 20.

The top eight highest scoring teams at the National LifeSmarts Championship will receive academic scholarships for college as well as additional prizes. For more information, visit www.lifesmarts.org.

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