Jamestown High School LifeSmarts team wins national championship Monday
The 2020 team returned to compete starting Saturday and took first on Monday afternoon.
The Jamestown High School LifeSmarts team from 2020 won the national championship on Monday, April 19, according to Marchel Krieger, the coach for the team.
Four members of the five-member team took part in the virtual competition that started Saturday, advancing to win Monday over the team from Pennsylvania, Krieger said.
The members of the team are Jessie Paulson, Chris Sayler, Garret Wright and Jarron Larson, captain. They competed in the event from Krieger's classroom at JHS.
The 2020 Lifesmarts National Championship was postponed to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The JHS team from the 2019-2020 academic year won the North Dakota LifeSmarts championship to advance to the national event.
This is the first time a team from Jamestown High School has won the national championship, Krieger said. The highest a team has placed at the national event was second in 2010, he said.
LifeSmarts, a consumer education competition that challenges teens in grades 9-12 about personal finance, health and safety, the environment, technology, and consumer rights and responsibilities, is a program of the National Consumers League.