In connection with the annual meeting of the Society there were held the finals in an essay contest on certain subjects of Florida’s history open to all Florida high school students, for prizes offered by Mr. Irving Bacheller and the Society. Miss Bellamy, of the Orlando High School, won the first prize for girls with the essay above. The first prize for boys went to James Erwin of the St. Augustine High School, who wrote also on Menendez. Second prizes were won by Miss Florence Tyner, of the Sanford High School, who spoke on Ponce de Leon and Early Florida Explorers Before Menendez; and Oke Nordgren of the some school, who chose Dr. Andrew Turnbull and the New Smyrna Colony. All the essays were of unusual merit, and the Editors hope to publish others of them in future numbers.
"The Personality of Pedro Menendez,"
Florida Historical Quarterly: Vol. 5:
4, Article 6.
Available at: https://stars.library.ucf.edu/fhq/vol5/iss4/6