Students comprising the team from Cairo-Durham High School are one of a dozen teams across the state that have qualified for the LifeSmarts finals that will take place at Schenectady County Community College in Schenectady on March 30.
To make the state finals, each team had to first score well on an online test of questions.
The winning team will proceed to the National LifeSmarts Competition in Universal City in California on April 30 through May 3.
The students will answer questions, such as: “You are a 16-year-old employee. Which of the following are you not allowed to do under federal child labor laws? (A) Be a delivery driver; (B) Cook on a grill in a restaurant or (C) Work as a hired farm worker,*” will be answered either by the team of four, by individuals or in a toss-up format. Whichever way, the buzzers will see plenty of action throughout the tournament.
While a fun experience, LifeSmarts is very much a learning vehicle for student participants,” said executive director of the Foundation, Diane LaVigna-Wixted in a statement. “It’s a way for today’s youth to glean the knowledge they need in the present and as they face their future as adults.”
The other finalists are: