Silver Pen Winners 2024

Wildewood Downs Announces Essay Winners

Wildewood Downs is proud to announce the winners of the 2024 Silver Pen Competition. On May 8th, 2024, Wildewood Downs hosted the three winners and their friends and families for an awards dinner. There, they were presented with $3,750 cash prizes. The essay topic for 2024 was as follows:

Many people volunteer their time to help others, either through non-profit organizations, churches, or other charitable venues. Write an essay to convince others to find a charity and volunteer their time.

Wildewood Downs Members who made up the judging panel selected the essay topic. The Silver Pen Writing Competition is an essay competition that Wildewood Downs’ parent company, The Maxwell Group, started in 2012 to bridge the communication gap between high school seniors and community Members. Each participant submitted a written essay with a minimum of 1,000 words. Over the last ten years, they have awarded over $442,250 to high school seniors to help them with tuition costs.

1st Place

first place

Aryadne Surian

2nd Place

second place

Emma Keller

3rd Place

third place

Trevon Williams

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