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Montana Police Protective Association Annual Essay Contest

2016 Essay Contest Winners

Montana Police Protective Association 2016 Essay Contest Winner

19th Annual MPPA Essay Contest
Grand Prize and Place Winners 2016
Essay Title: Prescription Drug Abuse, What to Do?

Congratulations everyone!

Grand Prize Winner
Jaelee Strangford - Ekalaka Public Schools (pictured receiving her plaque from Jason Wells, MPPA President)
Region 1
1st Place - Rodrigo Rodriguez, East Middle School, Butte
2nd Place - Jenna Sanders, East Middle School, Butte
3rd Place - Casey Schneider, Whitefish Middle School, Whitefish
Region 2
1st Place - Abigail Bock, Valier Junior High School, Valier
2nd Place - Kyle J. Watt, West Yellowstone School, West Yellowstone
3rd Place - Sarada Leavitt, Gallatin Gateway, Gallatin Gateway
Region 3
1st Place - Jamie Eckhardt, Lewistown Junior HS, Lewistown
2nd Place - Cole Bare, Reed Point School, Reed Point
3rd Place - Kylie Ward, Columbus Middle School, Columbus
Region 4
1st Place - Jaelee Strangford, Ekalaka Public Schools, Ekalaka
2nd Place - Kannon Ferestad, Scobey Schools, Scobey
3rd Place - Zoey Crater, Glasgow Middle School, Glasgow
  • Grand Prizewinner receives $1000.00 and a Plaque.
  • 1st Place winners receive $300.00.
  • 2nd Place winners receive $200.00.
  • 3rd Place winners receive $100.00.

Thank you for allowing your 8th Grade students to participate in the 19th Annual Contest.

The Grand Prize Winner was chosen from the 1st Place winners in each Region.

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