Congrats Winners!

The Silver Pen Writing Competition is an essay contest held for high school seniors to give them the opportunity to win cash for college. With today’s rising college tuition costs, there’s a need for alternative financial pathways outside of financial aid, and the Silver Pen Writing Competition is designed to help alleviate some of those burdens. At Marsh’s Edge, our Members are proud to participate as organizers and judges of this competition as a unique way to give back to these graduating high schoolers.

On April 26th, Marsh’s Edge awarded three cash prizes to essay applicants of the Silver Pen Writing Competition during a lunch ceremony. Each essay topic was chosen by Marsh’s Edge Members who make up the judging panel, essays were based on the topic: ‘How has global warming affected your generation? What solutions would you like to see implemented to alleviate the impact on the future? How can you encourage others to take part in this change?’ This year’s $3,750 in prize money were awarded to:

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1st Place Winner

Cameron Pope

Frederica Academy

Future Plans: Cameron is going to attend Mercer University and will major in Nursing. Plans to be a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

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2nd Place Winner

Kate Wallbridge

Frederica Academy

Future Plans: Kate will be studying Animal Science and Spanish with plans to go on to become a Veterinary Surgeon.

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3rd Place Winner

Rachel Walters

Glynn Academy

Future Plans: Rachel is planning to attend the University of Georgia and will major in Civil Engineering. In the future she plans to work for the Bureau of Land Management or the National Park Service to focus on land conservation.

“The Silver Pen Competition provides an opportunity to showcase and recognize local High School Seniors while providing an opportunity for our Members to read and judge the essays. This competition creates a connection with our Members and the future leaders of our country,” says Marsh’s Edge Executive Director, Chris Thorpe. “There may be some with the opinion that retirees are no longer concerned about the next generation of business, civic, and government leaders. But that could not be further from the truth. Our Members and team appreciate meeting with these students during the awards ceremony and look forward to seeing their successes in their postgraduate studies.”

This competition has been hosted by Marsh’s Edge parent company, The Maxwell Group, since 2012. The company has awarded over $386,000 to high school seniors to assist with their college costs. The company has awarded over $386,000 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 senior residents as well as give back to exceptional students within the local area. Each participant is required to submit a written essay with a minimum of 1,000 words.

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