To encourage the interest of high school students throughout the State of Florida and, when appropriate, nationally/internationally, in scheduled commercial aviation and in Tony Jannus' history-making role in the inception of this world-wide industry, the Society is proud to partner with the Florida Council on Economic Education to offer the Tony Jannus Student Essay Contest during the school year. Students in grades 9 - 12* are provided the opportunity to submit an essay of 1000 - 1500 words that integrates one or more of the following:
- Florida’s influence on worldwide commercial aviation with particular reference to the contribution and legacy of Tony Jannus.
- The contribution to commercial aviation by one of the recipients of the Tony Jannus Award.
- The economic impact of commercial aviation with particular reference to jobs, trade and tourism.
- How Tony Jannus and/or Tony Jannus Award Recipients have stimulated me to explore the aviation industry as a possible career field.
Essay Contest Winners