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LifeSmarts Team Wins National Competition

The West Chicago Community High School LifeSmarts team recently won the January national TeamSmarts competition.  The TeamSmarts competition was open to all LifeSmarts teams throughout the country. The January TeamSmarts topic was the environment and the team had to answer 100 online questions within one hour.

Members of the 2019-2020 LifeSmarts team are Manav Patel (captain), David Fatheree, Max Kazmer, Brock Ullman, Ryan Faught, David Kuehn, Quentin Keith, Sean Slattery, and Steven Demma. The team is coached by Don Zabelin.

The West Chicago LifeSmarts team won $100 for winning this competition. The team is now preparing for the state LifeSmarts competition. LifeSmarts topics include:  personal finance, consumer rights, the environment, technology, and health & safety.

LifeSmarts is a program of the National Consumers League. The National Consumers League, founded in 1899, is America’s pioneer consumer organization. NCL’s mission is to promote social and economic justice for consumers and workers in the United States and abroad. For more information, visit

WCCHS LifeSmarts team

West Chicago Community High School LifeSmarts team members are (from back, l to r) Steven Demma, Ryan Faught, David Fatheree, Sean Slattery, and Manav Patel (Captain), (front) Max Kazmer, David Kuehn, Quentin Keith, Brock Ullman.