West Chicago students place first in Illinois LifeSmarts Competition

  • West Chicago Community High School Illinois LifeSmarts champions, with coach Don Zabelin, center, are, from left, Arely Jacobo, Angie Jacobo, Dana Tomasevic, and Christina Guo.

    West Chicago Community High School Illinois LifeSmarts champions, with coach Don Zabelin, center, are, from left, Arely Jacobo, Angie Jacobo, Dana Tomasevic, and Christina Guo. Courtesy of Joan Widok

 
 
Updated 3/7/2022 12:33 PM

West Chicago Community High School finished in first place in the Illinois LifeSmarts competition on Feb. 22.

Members of the championship team are Arely Jacobo, Angie Jacobo, Dana Tomasevic, Christina Guo.

 

LifeSmarts tests students' knowledge in the areas of personal finance, consumer rights and responsibilities, technology, health and safety, and the environment.

The team, accompanied by their coach Don Zabelin, will now compete at the LifeSmarts National Competition taking place in Washington, D.C. in April 21-24.

The national competition will feature several rounds including individual tests, creating a public service announcement, and solving challenges in 10 different LifeSmarts topic areas.

The top 16 teams will then compete in a single elimination quiz bowl competition to determine the national champion.

LifeSmarts is a program of the National Consumers League. For more information visit www.lifesmarts.org.

Community High School District 94 serves the communities of Carol Stream, Warrenville, West Chicago, Wheaton and Winfield.