An eighth-grade East Middle School student has won the grand prize in the statewide essay writing contest on the topic of cyber bullying.
Bryce Noctor, 15, received $1,300 for winning the regional and state in the Montana Police Protective Association-Department of Justice-Attorney General 14th annual essay contest. Noctor won the grand prize over 600 other contestants for his essay "Cyber Bullying: The Silent Epidemic."
He received $300 for first place in the regional competition. The first place winners then advanced to compete for the grand prize. He received a plaque and the $1,000 grand prize at the protective association's meeting at Big Sky.
MPPA President Tony McDonnell praised Noctor for his award-winning essay.
"This year the competition was very tough and choosing a winner was extremely difficult. Bryce did a fantastic job on his essay and is very deserving of the grand prize."