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February 4, 2020

Media Contact: Liz Brocker (701) 328-2213

BISMARCK, ND – The state finals of the LifeSmarts competition will be held in Bismarck tomorrow, announced Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem.

The competition will be begin at 9:00 am tomorrow, February 5, 2020, in the Pioneer Room at the state Capitol. Fourteen teams of students from ten North Dakota High Schools will compete for a chance to go to the National Finals competition being held in Washington DC in April.

The high school teams are from Jamestown, Flasher, TGU Granville, Burke Central, Tioga, TGU Towner, Bottineau, Fessenden-Bowdon, and Litchville-Marion, and new this year: Bowbells.

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.  Each team is guaranteed to compete in at least two rounds, with the three highest scoring teams advancing to the final round.

The LifeSmarts state final competition event, now in its 22nd year, is supported by many North Dakota groups, including the ND Securities Department, Capital Electric Cooperative Inc., Capital Trophy, Cash Wise Foods, Dan’s Supermarket, ND JumpStart!, and ND Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives.

Stenehjem encouraged members of the public to attend the event in support of the students.

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