Lake Crystal Wellcome Memorial High School Earns State Champion Honors

After two weather cancellations and a shift to an online tournament, LCWM Blue outscored their competitors to capture the Minnesota State LifeSmarts Championship by successfully fielding questions about real-life marketplace issues.

LifeSmarts, a consumer education competition from the National Consumers League, challenges teens in grades 9–12 about personal finance, consumer rights and responsibilities, health and safety, technology, and the environment. SCSC administers the Minnesota program.

“LifeSmarts participants win by learning to avoid common consumer pitfalls, navigate the government and understand credit card jargon before they have to sign on the dotted line,” said Sally Greenberg, executive director of the National Consumers League.

Students from across the state first competed online for a chance to advance to the state event. Other top finishers in the state championship include second place team, LCWM Knights; tied third place teams, Sophomore Smarts and Undecided from Willow River Area School. Teams from Kelliher Public School and Fridley ALC qualified but were unable to participate in the state finals.

For more information, visit or the Minnesota LifeSmarts page.