Community High School District 94

326 Joliet Street, West Chicago IL 60185

Contact:  Mary Randle's email, 630/876-6556
Community Relations Coordinator

PRESS RELEASE

April 21, 2005

CHS LifeSmarts Team Wins 5th Place at National Competition

West Chicago Community High School represented Illinois and finished 5th place in the nation at the the 2005 National LifeSmarts Competition. The event took place in San Francisco on April 16-19.

Team members were: Jacob Bermudez (Captain), Tim Bolt, Ryan Funderburk, Joey Staiton, and Tom Walsh.

The team defeated Michigan, South Carolina, Indiana and New Jersey. A loss to New York which was decided by the final question eliminated the Illinois team.

LifeSmarts, a program of the National Consumers League, tests high school studentsí knowledge of financial management, technology, the environment, health and safety, and consumer rights. To learn more information about the competition, visit the LifeSmarts web site ( www.lifesmarts.org ).

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