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February 5, 2020

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 in Washington DC in April. The Bottineau Braves team took second place and the Burke Central Team was third. 

The competition was held at the state capitol today. The fourteen teams competed in eleven rounds of questions before the top three teams advanced to the final round. The competition was fierce and the teams took advantage of the “add on” questions to earn bonus points, but one of the questions stumped all three teams: What does the Apgar scale measure? The answer: the health of newborns.

The state LifeSmarts Champion team members are Jarron Larson, Jessie Paulson, Chris Sayler, Garret Wright and Winter Mielke.

Team captain Jarron Larson said “We are privileged to be able to participate in the LifeSmarts competition because it teaches consumer skills we might not otherwise learn, and we are really excited to go to Washington.”

Marchel Krieger coached the Jamestown High School team.

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