Silver Pen Winners 2024

RidgeCrest Announces Essay Winners

RidgeCrest is proud to announce the winners of the 2024 Silver Pen Competition. On April 26th 2024, RidgeCrest 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:

Provide an example of how you’ve demonstrated leadership to make a positive impact in your community (family, work experience, school, community service efforts, etc.) Describe the impact of your efforts and why it was meaningful to you.

RidgeCrest Members who made up the judging panel selected the essay topic. The Silver Pen Writing Competition is an essay competition that RidgeCrest’s 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

Connor Sechrist

2nd Place

second place

Emily Edwards

3rd Place

third place

Maria Turner

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