They competed against students from 31 other states.
A student team from Frederick County won the LifeSmarts Championship held on Tuesday in Philadelphia. Maura Taylor, Robert Dickens, Julia Roberson and Aidan Taylor defeated the second-place team from Jacksonville, Florida.
LifeSmarts is sponsored by the National Consumers' League, and tests students on their knowledge of consumer awareness on issues such as personal finance, health and safety, consumers rights and responsibilities, technology and the environment. Maura Taylor was one of the top five finishers in the area of health and safety, and will receive a $500 scholarship. Other winners will get prizes donated by sponsors, including savings bonds and gift cards.
"We are so proud of these students from Maryland, who represented their state program with class and pride," said LifeSmarts Program Director Lisa Hertzberg. "They played hard and demonstrated their consumer smarts throughout the four-day event. They are true LifeSmart champions."
Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden, son of Vice President Joe Biden, praised the winners for knowing how to be good consumers. "You have to know what your rights are, and what you're entitled to," he said in a statement. "We deal with people all the time who don't feel empowered to question the negative answer or nonresponse."