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Montana Police Protective Association Annual Essay Contest

19th Annual Essay Contest - Prescription Drug Abuse-What to Do?

The 19th annual essay contest is open to all eighth grade students in Montana. our purpose in presenting this opportunity is to continue to educate youth across the state about an issue that can impact all students - the abuse of prescription drugs. Prescription drug abuse has become a growing problem in schools and communities throughout Montana. By providing an incentive for students to focus on ways to prevent the abuse of prescription drugs, we hope to reinforce the critical message of staying safe and promoting a healthy, secure environment in the school setting.

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Essay contest entries may be submitted any time, but must be postmarked no later than April 1, 2016.

Grand Prize winner receives $1000 plus an expense paid trip for the winner and family to the MPPA Conference to receive the award on June 24th in Missoula at the DoubleTree Hotel.

2015 Essay Contest Winners

MPPA Essay Contest
Grand Prize and Place Winners 2015
Essay Title: Prescription Drug Abuse, What to Do?

Congratulations everyone!

Grand Prize Winner
Katie Jenneskens, Montana City
Region 1
1st Place - David Grossman, Butte
2nd Place - Brittney Tierney, Butte
3rd Place - Aspen Cleland, Butte
Region 2
1st Place - Leif Clark, Butte
2nd Place - Cassidy Duddy, Butte
3rd Place - Kaylee Kent, Butte
Region 3
1st Place - Katie Jenneskens, Montana City
2nd Place - Berit Bedord, Fairfield
3rd Place - Dylan Sutton, Columbus
Region 4
1st Place - Ariauna Barrus, Hysham
2nd Place - Andrew Beeler, Rosebud
3rd Place - Chandler Doner, Custer
  • 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 18th Annual Contest.

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

The Foundation is a non-profit registered with the state of Montana. Tax deductible donations are welcome, and may be mailed to; MPPA Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 7, Butte, MT 59703. You can also make donations to the Foundation through PayPal using the button on this page. For more information contact the President of the Foundation, Jerry Williams at 406-490-1947 or