Attorney General’s Office to host consumer quiz bowl competition for high school students
 
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 quiz bowl competition, hosted in conjunction with National Consumer Protection Week, starts at 9 a.m. Friday at the attorney general’s Baton Rouge office.

WHO: Louisiana Attorney General’s Office and Louisiana High School Students
WHAT: 20th Annual LifeSmarts Ultimate Consumer Challenge
WHEN: Friday, March 14, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
WHERE: Louisiana Attorney General’s Office, 1885 N. 3rd St., Baton Rouge

“My office is pleased to host the LifeSmarts state competition,” said Attorney General Buddy Caldwell. “This quiz bowl will be a fun way for Louisiana high school students to learn valuable information about trade and commerce, consumer rights, and gives students skills they can use to become consumer-savvy adults.”

Thousands of students across the nation participate in the LifeSmarts Ultimate Consumer Challenge and are questioned on consumer issues ranging from personal finance and health and safety to consumer rights and responsibilities. Last year, after winning the state championship held at the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office, students from Lafayette’s Acadiana High School represented Louisiana at the National LifeSmarts championship in Atlanta.

Among the teams competing on Friday are Baton Rouge High School, Acadiana High School, Anacoco High School, and Live Oak High School.

The winning team will represent Louisiana at the National LifeSmarts Championship in Orlando, April 26-29. Top scoring teams receive scholarships and prizes. For more information, visit www.lifesmarts.org.


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