Student wins $1,300 in essay contest

2011-07-22T04:15:00Z Student wins $1,300 in essay contest Montana Standard
July 22, 2011 4:15 am

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."

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