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Montana Police Protective Association Annual Essay Contest

17th Annual Essay Contest - Prescription Drug Abuse-What to Do?

The 17th 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 March 31, 2014.

Grand Prizewinner receives $1000.00 and a plaque to be presented at the annual Montana Police Protective Association Convention May 13-15, 2014, in Billings.

2014 Essay Contest Winners

MPPA Essay Contest
Grand Prize and Place Winners 2014
Essay Title; Prescription Drug Abuse, What to Do?

Congratulations everyone!

Grand Prize Winner
Hailey Cook, East Middle School, Butte, Teacher-Theo Davis
Region 1
1st Place - Hunter Bishop, Frenchtown Jr. High, Frenchtown
2nd Place - Kate Koenig, Washington Mid. School, Missoula
3rd Place - Ty Hoppie, Frenchtown Jr. High, Frenchtown
Region 2
1st Place - Hailey Cook, East Middle School, Butte
2nd Place - Jayden Nienfeldt, East Middle School, Butte
3rd Place - Mickayla Kipp, East Middle School, Butte
Region 3
1st Place - Andrew Coolidge, Lewistown Jr. High, Lewistown
2nd Place - Julia Grubb, Denton Public Schools, Denton
3rd Place - Andrea Rutledge, Big Sandy Jr. High, Big Sandy
Region 4
1st Place - Patience Muth, Frontier Elem School, Wolf Point
2nd Place - McKenna Johnson, Hinsdale High School, Hinsdale
3rd Place - Matlock Morrison, Custer High School, 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 17th 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 jdwilli@bresnan.net