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Jamestown wins state LifeSmarts competition

Jamestown High School team No. 1 won the state LifeSmarts championship Wednesday afternoon, according to the North Dakota Office of Attorney General.

Jamestown High School team No. 1 won the state LifeSmarts championship Wednesday afternoon, according to the North Dakota Office of Attorney General.

The team will represent North Dakota in the LifeSmarts National Championship April 21-24 in Pittsburgh. This is the eighth consecutive year that Jamestown High School is representing North Dakota in the LifeSmarts National Championship. Kindred High School was second, and JHS Team No. 2 was third in the state competition.

State champion team members are Ligia Schulz, Cris Dupre, Julia Shirley, Courtnay Kiecker and Kalen Christensen. Schulz, team captain, said the team worked very hard to win the state championship and look forward to competing in the national championship.

“Every year it’s fun to have a different group of kids and see their hard work pay off,” said Marchel Kreiger, the JHS team coach, in a prepared statement. “They feel fortunate to be representing North Dakota at nationals again this year.”

Parrell Grossman, director of the Consumer Protection Divison of the Office of Attorney General and LifeSmarts question master, said all the North Dakota students did well in the competition.

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