Silver Pen Writing Competition

The Silver Pen writing competition deadline is approaching soon.
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Deadline February 12, 2021

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This year, the essay topic is “Throughout your high school career, you have been challenged in the classroom to grow as a student and a leader. What experiences have challenged you to grow? What makes you a leader?”

Marsh’s Edge has begun accepting applications for their annual Silver Pen Writing Competition. Every year, this writing competition awards three local high school seniors with scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,500. The deadline to apply is February 12th, 2021.

The Silver Pen competition is open to high school seniors who live or attend school within 25 miles of Marsh’s Edge, employees of Marsh’s Edge, and their families, and community residents’ immediate family.

Participants are required to submit an essay with a minimum of 1,000 words, the application form, and a transcript to be considered. “The Silver Pen Scholarship is an extraordinary opportunity for our Members to connect with our local community in a meaningful way,” says Chris Thorpe, Marsh’s Edge’s executive director.

Members at Marsh’s Edge play an essential role in this competition as they choose an essay topic and judge the competition. Each year, a panel of judges decide on a topic that is an intergenerational theme, connecting both Members and the applicants. Marsh’s Edge prides itself on maintaining transparency throughout this process. To keep the competition fair the essays will be sent to Homestead Hill’s parent company, The Maxwell Group, where all the personal identifiers will be redacted. The panel then assesses the essays based on research, insight, perspective, theme, inspirational quality, meaningful personal connection, creativity, and clarity of ideas.

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