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February 11, 2019

Media Contact: Liz Brocker (701) 328-2213

BISMARCK, ND – Fifteen teams of students from nine North Dakota High Schools will compete in the LifeSmarts state finals in Bismarck on Wednesday, announced Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem.

The LifeSmarts competition tests students on their general knowledge in five subjects: personal finance, health and safety, the environment, technology, and consumer rights and responsibilities. The competition will be held on February 13, 2019, at the Heritage Center on the capitol grounds in Bismarck, beginning at 9:00 AM.

The high school teams are from Jamestown, Flasher, TGU Granville, Burke Central, Tioga, TGU Towner, Bottineau, Fessenden-Bowdon, and Litchville-Marion high schools.  Each team is guaranteed to compete in at least two rounds, with the three highest scoring teams advancing to the final round. The winning state team will then compete in the national finals in Orlando, Florida in April.

This is the first time Bottineau, Fessenden-Bowdon, and Litchville-Marion high schools have participated in the annual LifeSmarts event, now in its 22nd year.

The LifeSmarts state final competition event is supported by many North Dakota groups, including the ND Securities Department, Capital Electric Cooperative Inc., Capital Trophy, ND JumpStart Coalition, Dan’s Supermarket, Cashwise Foods, and Little Caesars. 

The public is invited to attend and support the students.

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