Madison Murray of Corvallis was crowned Miss Montana 2017 on Saturday in Glendive.
She was crowned by Lauren Scofield, the reigning Miss Montana.
Murray’s platform is volunteerism – turning your passion into action. She has traveled to Nicaragua three times to help impoverished neighborhoods. Maddie sang “The Prayer” for her talent, and won the outstanding Interview and was a preliminary winner in both swimsuit and evening gown.
She won a $5,000 scholarship and will advance to Atlantic City, New Jersey, to compete in the Miss America Pageant in September.
First Runner up with $2500 scholarship from Mid-Rivers Abigail Helland, 21, of Glasgow.
Second Runner up with a $2000 scholarship Kate Shea, 22, of Helena. Third Runner-up with a $1500 scholarship from Stockman Bank was Hannah Pepprock, 20, of Havre. Fourth Runner up with a $1250 scholarship from Sheridan Electric Cooperative was Justiss Firemoon, 22, of Poplar.