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February 8, 2017

Media Contact - Liz Brocker (701) 328-2213

BISMARCK, ND – Jamestown High School Team #1 won the state LifeSmarts championship and will be representing North Dakota in the national competition. Kindred High School Team 2 and Jamestown High School Team 2 took second and third place, respectively.

Nine high school teams competed in several double elimination rounds before the top three teams advanced to the final rounds.

The Jamestown Team #1 will represent North Dakota at the LifeSmarts National Championships in Pittsburgh in April. The State Champion team members are: Ligia Schulz, Cris Dupre, Julia Shirley, Courtnay Kiecker, Kalen Christensen.

Ligia Schultz, the team captain, spoke for the team saying, “We put a lot of hard work, dedication and team work into this event and we are excited to show Pittsburgh what North Dakota has got.”

Marchel Krieger, the Jamestown High School coach, said “Every year it’s fun to have a different group of kids and see their hard work pay off. They feel fortunate to be representing North Dakota at nationals again this year.”

“All the students did well, answering the quick fire questions with barely a second’s pause and they kept cool heads as the competition heated up. It was very impressive,” said Parrell Grossman, director of the Consumer Protection division and competition Question Master.

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