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February 2, 2021

Media contact: Liz Brocker (701) 328-2213

BISMARCK, ND – The state finals of the LifeSmarts competition will be held in Bismarck tomorrow, Wednesday February 3, 2021, announced Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem.

The competition will be held in the Heritage Center Auditorium on the state Capitol grounds, beginning at 9:00 AM. This year, to comply with social distancing requirements, only eight teams will be competing, one team from each of the following high schools: Jamestown, Flasher, Burke Central, Tioga, Bottineau, Fessenden-Bowdon, Litchville-Marion, and new this year: Nedrose High School.

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 will be guaranteed to compete in at least two rounds and the undefeated teams will advance to the championship round.  The winning team will go on to represent the state in the national finals, which will be held virtually, in April.

The LifeSmarts state final competition event, now in its 25th year, is supported by many North Dakota groups, including the ND Securities Department, Capital Electric Cooperative Inc., Capital Trophy, Cash Wise Foods, and ND JumpStart!

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