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February 7, 2017

Media Contact - Liz Brocker (701) 328-2213

BISMARCK, ND – Nine teams of students from six North Dakota High Schools will compete in the LifeSmarts state finals this week, announced Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem.

The competition will be held on Wednesday February 8, 2017, at the Heritage Center on the capitol grounds in Bismarck, beginning at 9:00 AM.

The teams will compete in a series of double elimination rounds to reach the final round. The winning state team will advance to compete in the national finals in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania later this year. The high schools competing in the state competition are Jamestown, Kindred, TGU Granville, TGU Towner, Burke Central and Flasher.

The state competition, which is in its twentieth year, tests teens in grades 9-12 about personal finance, health and safety, the environment, technology, and consumer rights and responsibilities. The Attorney General’s Office hosts the annual event, which is coordinated by the Consumer Protection Division and supported by many North Dakota groups, including the ND Securities Department, Capital Electric Cooperative, Inc., ND Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives, Super Valu Warehouse and Capital Trophy.

The public is invited to watch the competition.

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