Walker students bag two awards at national competition

Walker County 4-H team members participate in the National LifeSmarts Championship in San Diego, Calif., at the end of April. From left are Rylie Chamlee, Elizabeth Suits, Tori Lowrance and Lauren Pike. (Contributed photo by Casey Hobbs)

Students from Walker County's 4-H club took home two awards during the National LifeSmarts Championship in San Diego, Calif., last month.

The competition, hosted each year by the National Consumers League, prepares students to enter the real world as smart consumers by testing their knowledge on five key topics: consumer rights and responsibilities, the environment, health and safety, personal finance, and technology.

photo The Walker County 4-H students' colorful T-shirt design illustrates the five key components of consumer education highlighted during the National LifeSmarts Championship. The concept won a design contest during the competition held in San Diego, Calif., last month. (Contributed photo by Casey Hobbs)

photo Walker County 4-H team members, shown in red, had a chance to meet students from all over the country during the National LifeSmarts Championship in San Diego, Calif.