Paxon School for Advanced Studies represented Florida in the 2012 National LifeSmarts Competition for the second year in a row. The Paxon students were one of four teams who made it to the semi-finals. Paxon defeated a team from Pennsylvania in the first round of the competition and then moved on to compete against a team from Maryland. Paxon won second-place in this year's competition.
Students participated in various game-show activities including lightening-round questions and follow-up activities based off video clips.
LifeSmarts is an educational program created by the National Consumers League and sponsored by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Through online challenges, LifeSmarts teaches teens to be smart and responsible consumers and citizens. Topics focus on personal finance, consumer rights and responsibilities, health and safety, technology, and the environment.
Students who participate in the program gain consumer knowledge, access to information, awareness to resources, and the ability and confidence to participate in today's dynamic global marketplace.
The team included the following students: Neemah Najafi (captain), Chloe Mims, Harrison Andrew, Joel Brown and Katelyn Davis. As second-place winners, each student will receive a $1,000 scholarship and a Kindle Fire.
Congratulations to these students and their coaches!
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