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For the second time in six years, Jamestown High School will represent North Dakota at the National LifeSmarts competition. This year the event will be in Miami Beach, Fla., from April 24-27.
LifeSmarts is a competition that tests the consumer and marketplace knowledge of students in five categories: personal finance, health and safety, consumer rights and responsibilities, technology and the environment.
Jamestown High School Choir students attended the WDA Music Contest on April 8 in Bismarck. Forty-seven students attended and performed either solos or ensembles for a judge and audience members. Students received good, excellent and superior ratings. Those who “starred” or received a superior rating will continue on to state level competition, which will be held on the campus of Jamestown College on April 23. Thirty-six students will advance to state festival.
Katie Morehouse of Jamestown High School is one of 14 students who placed first or second at the North Dakota History Day state contest March 26 at the North Dakota Heritage Center in Bismarck. Morehouse placed first in senior individual performance, and like other firstand second-place winners, now advance to the National History Day contest at the University of Maryland June 13-17, where top prizes include college scholarships. An additional four students are alternates.
The North Dakota National Guard biathlon team swept a national competition in Camp Ripley, Minn., over the weekend.
Biathlon involves skiing and shooting. The North Dakota team won two individual 20 kilometer races and two 22.5 kilometer relay races.
Spc. Jordan Becker of Devils Lake, the team coach, said it’s the best the North Dakota team has ever done.
Murika Bauer’s song about looking for God has been selected as North Dakota’s entry in the 2010 John Lennon Scholarship competition.
Bauer is a sophomore at Jamestown College. Her song “Anymore” was chosen to go to the national level by the adjudication committee of the North Dakota Music Educators Association. It’s the second consecutive year a JC student’s song has been selected for the competition. Last year, a song by Jessica Johnson of Wannaska, Minn., was chosen.
Jamestown’s No. 1 team “brought home the gold” in the hotly contested final round of the state LifeSmarts Championships held Wednesday in Bismarck. Kindred’s No. 1 team placed second and the Jamestown No. 2 team came in third.
Fifty-seven high school students from across the state will compete in the 13th annual “LifeSmarts” state final competition today, said 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.
The Buffalo Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross, in collaboration with Jamestown College students and staff, have arranged Swinging for a Cause, an evening of jazz music, dinner, dancing and a competition.
The Society for the Preservation of the Former Governors’ Mansion will be holding the third annual Governor Arthur A. Link Fiddle Contest Sunday, Feb. 14.
Violin students from throughout North Dakota are invited to participate in this event, which honors former Governor Arthur A. Link, who served as the state’s 27th chief executive from 1973 to 1981.
Thirteen of the North Dakota Army National Guard’s top soldiers came from across the state to test their mettle and soldiering skills in the Best Warrior Competition (formerly known as the Soldier / NCO of the Year) Sept. 18-20 at Camp Gilbert C. Grafton Training Center.
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