By Lisa Hertzberg, LifeSmarts Program Director
Florida-bound LifeSmarts coaches recently joined conference calls to learn more about the upcoming national competition. The energy and enthusiasm were contagious – now we’re really excited to see you all Miami Beach, FL, later this month!
Format changes were the focus of the calls. To briefly recap:
- All teams compete eight times (four buzzer matches, and four assessments) – and those advancing to the quarterfinals compete even more!
- Point totals are cumulative
- Teams may challenge answers and be awarded points following competition
- Winning teams, individual students, and coaches will all be recognized for high achievement
As we mentioned on the coach call, students can expect to work hard, and they should realize that they won’t know all the answers (and that’s OK!), but we are certain that they will arrive in Florida ready for the challenge!