Area students competing in Consumer Quiz bowl

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Students representing several Louisiana high schools are competing in the LifeSmarts Ultimate Consumer Challenge to test their knowledge about consumer rights and responsibilities.

The quiz bowl competition is hosted in conjunction with National Consumer Protection Week. It was held at the Attorney General's office in 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 consumer challenge. They are questioned on various consumer issues ranging from personal finance and health and safety to consumer rights and responsibilities.

The winning team will represent Louisiana at the National LifeSmarts Championship in Orlando April 26 through April 29.

Top scoring teams also receive scholarships and prizes. For more information, visit or

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