Congrats Silver Pen Winners!

On April 16th, Wildewood Downs awarded three scholarships to applicants in the Columbia area. Winners were invited to join Members hors d’oeuvres and a presentation where they received their awards. The Silver Pen Competition has been hosted by Wildewood Downs’s parent company, The Maxwell Group, since 2012. The Maxwell Group has awarded over $329,750 to high school seniors to assist with their college costs. The goal of the competition is to bridge the communication gap between high school seniors and community Members as a part of their J.O.Y. (Joining Older and Younger) Program.

Members at Wildewood Downs play an important role as judges of this competition. “The Silver Pen Scholarship is an extraordinary opportunity for our Members to connect with our local community in a meaningful way,” says Terri Hutton, Wildewood Downs’s executive director. This year the essay topic was “There are many people that can be influential to an individual’s life whether they be someone in history or known personally to that individual. If you could have a conversation with anyone, living or deceased, who would it be and why? What would you discuss?” All participants were required to submit a written essay of 1,000 words.

This year $3,750 in scholarships were awarded to:

Angela Fang

Brianna Hinchee

Mercedes Dubberly

To learn more about the Silver Pen Competition, visit Wildewood Downs is an all-inclusive luxury retirement community with Active Adult, Independent Living, Independent Living +, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing and Rehab services. The community’s premier lifestyle helps Members live longer, healthier, happier lives.