Essay Question

Congratulations Winners!

Jacksonville Region

  • 1st Place - Alexis Brown - Stanton College Prep - 11th Grade - Essay
  • 2nd Place - Cara Butcher - Interlachen High School - 12th Grade - Essay
  • 3rd Place - Eva Baker - Home School - 10th Grade - Essay

Northwest Florida Region

  • 1st Place - Mary Amelia Rodriguez - Pensacola Catholic - 9th Grade - Essay
  • 2nd Place - Emily Yates - Pensacola Catholic - 12th Grade - Essay
  • 3rd Place - Andrew Platt - Maclay School - 12th Grade - Essay

Orlando Region

  • 1st Place - Elizabeth Hargis - Christian Heritage Academy - 11th Grade - Essay
  • 2nd Place - Pamela Inglett - Spruce Creek High School - 12th Grade - Essay
  • 3rd Place - Michaela Myers - Dr. Phillips High School - 12th Grade - Essay

South Florida Region

  • 1st Place - Megan Smoller - Spanish River High School - 12th Grade - Essay
  • 2nd Place - David Deckman - Spanish River High School - 12th Grade - Essay
  • 3rd Place - Jessica Golden - Pine Crest School - 11th Grade - Essay

Tampa Region

  • 1st Place - Julia Chew - Home School - 12th Grade - Essay
  • 2nd Place - Ellen Pham - Chamberlain High School - 11th Grade - Essay
  • 3rd Place - Kelly Sun - Home School - 9th Grade - Essay

Essays were graded independently by The James Madison Institute, Florida Master Money Mentors, and the Florida Council on Economic Education.

Contest Regions:

Region 1: Jacksonville

Region 2: Northwest Florida

Region 3: Orlando

Region 4: South Florida

Region 5: Tampa

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Prizes:

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners were selected from each region.

1st Place: $250

2nd Place: $150

3rd Place: $50