Jamestown High School teams to compete in LifeSmartsFifty high school students from across the state will compete in the 14th annual LifeSmarts competition Wednesday, announced Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem.
Fifty high school students from across the state will compete in the 14th annual LifeSmarts competition Wednesday, announced Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem. The competition, which tests teens in grades 9-12 about personal finance, health and safety, the environment, technology, and consumer rights and responsibilities, is hosted by the Attorney General’s Office.
Last year’s state champions, Jamestown High School, took second in the National LifeSmarts competition final held in Miami. Jamestown has two teams competing this year.
The competition will be held at the Heritage Center on the Capitol grounds, beginning at 8:30 a.m. The championship round is scheduled to begin at approximately 3:15 pm. The competition is open to the public.
“The LifeSmarts program teaches high school students about consumer rights, fiscal responsibilities and other basic life skills so they are prepared for challenges they may face in the future,” said Stenehjem. “The competition is tough and the questions reflect real life situations and decisions. I encourage everyone to show up to support the competitors.”
Teams in addition to Jamestown competing in the 2011 state competition are:
Burke Central, Central Cass DECA, Kindred Vikings, Milnor, New England (two teams), Northern Cass, Ray and Wing FBLA.
The Consumer Protection Division organizes and hosts the annual state competition, which is supported by many North Dakota entities. Sponsors include Gate City Bank, Capital Electric Cooperative, North Dakota Securities Department Investor Education Fund, North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives, Capitol Trophy and the North Dakota National Guard.
The North Dakota state champion team will move on to the national competition, to be held April 30-May 1 in Los Angeles, Calif.