Thursday, April 4, 2013

MHS LifeSmarts Team Wins State Championship, Heading to Nationals

On March 11, students from Milton High School participated in the 2013 LifeSmarts State Tournament which was held at the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston.  One team, the Milton Wildcats, won the state championship in sudden death. The LifeSmarts MA State Champions, the Milton Wildcats, are: Mona Yuan, captain; and members Jack Caljouw, Nicholas Juzyca, Michael Musto, and Devon Stanley. Mona, Jack and Devon were members of last year's state championship team and competed at the 2012 Nationals in Philadelphia. They have been invited to the 2013 Nationals which will be held in Atlanta, Georgia on April 20 - 23.

Five other Milton HS students qualified and competed as a team at the state tournament, the Milton Patriots: Maryam El-Sayad, captain; and members Hassan Hassan, Jack McGrath, Brandon Musto, Aidan Quinn.

Thank you to LifeSmarts Coach Mr. Arenburg and Assistant Coach Ms. Mikels for all of your hard work with the team.  Congratulations!

LifeSmarts update (April 9, 2013): 
The MHS LifeSmarts championship team was selected as one of 4 state teams to participate in a pilot program sponsored by United Laboratories and  Disney to pilot "Safety Smarts" for K - 5 students. Mona Yuan and Jack Caljouw presented the unit to Glover after-school students on Wednesday, April 3rd. The team will receive $500 toward their expenses at nationals and they will also be eligible for college scholarship money.