Congrats Silver Pen Winners!

On April 24th, RidgeCrest awarded three scholarships to applicants in the Mount Airy area. Winners were invited to join Members for an outdoor celebration where they received their awards. The Silver Pen Competition has been hosted by RidgeCrest’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 RidgeCrest 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 Wendy Guy, RidgeCrest’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:

Trisaia Legere

Jacob Haywood

Landon Smith

To learn more about the Silver Pen Competition, visit RidgeCrest is an all-inclusive luxury retirement community with Independent Living and Assisted Living. The community’s premier lifestyle helps Members live longer, healthier, happier lives.