In a few weeks I will graduate from Big Sky High School. On April 15, Big Sky had a great opportunity - we hosted the kickoff of the Montana Meth Project's Paint the State 2010. We were all very excited and thankful to see the story in the Missoulian about the program. It was an effective and enjoyable assembly, not to mention a good way to begin to wrap up the school year.
Four years ago left a lasting impression on me. I remember the contest's public art and how powerful it was. I also remember how it brought everyone together: students and parents, schools, businesses and our leaders. It also put Montana teens' talents on display. The state is filled with creative and innovative youth who will prove their sense of community and dedication to Montana to ensure the state's future. It is the responsibility of Montana's young people to once again make Paint the State and Meth prevention and reduction a success. I challenge all Montana teens to participate in Paint the State 2010 and make a difference.
Emily Katherine Dean, Big Sky High School