Lifesmarts state finals today in Bismarck

Ten teams of students from seven North Dakota High Schools will compete in the LifeSmarts state finals in Bismarck today, announced Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem.

The competition will be held at the Heritage Center on the capitol grounds in Bismarck, beginning at 9 a..

This year each team is guaranteed to participate in at least two rounds, with the highest scoring teams advancing to the final round. The winning state team will compete in the national finals in San Diego, California, in April. The high schools competing in the state competition are Jamestown, Flasher, TGU Granville, Burke Central, North Sargent, Tioga, and TGU Towner.

The state competition 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, now in its 21st year.

The LifeSmarts state final competition is supported by many North Dakota groups, including the ND Securities Department, Capital Electric Cooperative, Inc., ND Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives, Capital Trophy and Cash Wise Foods.

The public is invited to watch the competition.

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