Silver Pen Winners 2023

Evergreen Woods Announces Essay Winners

The 2023 Silver Pen Competition has officially ended, and Evergreen Woods is proud to announce the winners.

Evergreen Woods invited their three winners and their friends and families to an awards breakfast on April 22nd, 2023. There they were presented with $3,750 cash prizes and essay topic for 2023 was as follows:

“How has global warming affected your generation? What solutions would you like to see implemented to alleviate the impact on the future.”

Each essay topic was discussed and selected by Evergreen Woods Members who make up the judging panel.

The Silver Pen Writing Competition is an essay competition that Evergreen Woods’ parent company, The Maxwell Group, started in 2012 to bridge the communication gap between high school seniors and their Members. Over the last ten years, they have awarded over 380,000 dollars to high school seniors to help them with the rising tuition costs. Each participant must submit a written essay with a minimum of 1,000 words.

1st Place

first place

Mikayla Bunnell

Orville H. Platt High School

2nd Place

second place

Joseph Donohue

Old Saybrook Senior High School

3rd Place

third place

Charles Wortman

Hamden Hall Country Day School

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