BISMARCK, ND – Seven teams of students from four North Dakota High Schools will compete in the LifeSmarts state finals tomorrow, announced Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem. The LifeSmarts competition tests students in grades 9-12 about personal finance, health and safety, the environment, technology, and consumer rights and responsibilities. The Attorney General’s Office hosts the annual event.
The competition will be held on Wednesday February 11, 2015, at the Heritage Center on the capitol grounds in Bismarck, beginning at 9:00 AM and continuing for much of the day. The teams will compete in a series of elimination rounds to reach the final round, which should begin at approximately 2:00 PM.
The winning state team will advance to compete in the national finals in Seattle, Washington later this year. The high schools competing in the state competition are:
- Central Cass, Flasher (2 teams), Jamestown (2 teams) and Kindred (2 teams).
The Consumer Protection Division organizes the annual state competition, which is supported by many North Dakota entities, including Gate City Bank, ND Securities Department, Capital Electric Cooperative, Inc., ND Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives, Dickinson State University, and Capital Trophy.
The public is invited to watch the competition.