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February 14, 2018

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. Tioga High School took second place.

Students in ten teams competed in several rounds before the top two teams advanced to the final round.

The Jamestown Team #1 will represent North Dakota at the LifeSmarts National Championships in California in April. The State Champion team members are: Julia Shirley (Captain), Cris Dupre, Jessica Schmitz, Courtnay Kieker and Kalen Christensen. Christensen is new to the team this year. The other four team members were part of the Jamestown team last year that won the state competition and went on to take 4th place at the National competition.

Julia Shirley, the team captain, spoke for the team, saying “it’s always fun to come back to the state competition to compete against other people across the state, but going to Nationals we compete against others with the same interests we have.”

Marchel Krieger, the Jamestown High School coach, said “it’s even more fun to see the students rewarded for the hard work they put into preparing for these events.”

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