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February 13, 2019

Media contact: Liz Brocker (701) 328-2213

BISMARCK, ND – Burke Central High School Team won the state LifeSmarts championship and will be representing North Dakota in the national competition in Florida in April. Jamestown High School Team #1 took second place and the Bottineau Braves team was third. Only ten points separated first and second place teams.

Fifteen teams competed in several rounds before the top three teams advanced to the final round.

The state LifeSmarts Champion team members are Alex Bly, Micah Nelson, Elise Mutschelknaus, Prairie Bly, and Angel Kosetecky.

Team captain Alex Bly spoke for the team, saying, “We all worked really hard, we bonded, it’s been a fun trip, and we think more people should participate in the LifeSmarts program.”

Erika Landro, the Burke Central High School coach, said “It’s a really great opportunity for all schools, large and small, to display their potential. It really brings out great information that students need to be ‘life smart.’”

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