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JHS LifeSmarts out of nationals

The Jamestown High School LifeSmarts team came close, but didn’t advance to the quarterfinals of the LifeSmarts National Championship.

The JHS team, representing North Dakota, came in 12th with 807 points after the preliminary rounds held Saturday and Sunday. Only the top eight teams advance to the quarterfinals held Monday. Competing in the semifinals that will be held today are New Hampshire against Rhode Island and defending national champions Florida against Massachusetts.

JHS team members were: Kelsey Becker, Jessica Vandal, Alex Igl, Andrew Breidenbach and Zach Fossen.

LifeSmarts is a program started by the National Consumers League. Students study five topics: consumer rights and responsibilities, the environment, health and safety and personal finance and technology. The students form teams that first compete online to become eligible to compete in state competitions. State champions go on to compete in the national championships.