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 Brightwater, 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.

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On April 27th, Brightwater awarded three cash prizes to essay applicants of the Silver Pen Writing Competition during a dinner ceremony. Each essay topic was chosen by Brightwater Members who make up the judging panel, essays were based on the topic: ‘Do you feel like owning a cell phone has made a positive or negative impact on the world today? Do you think that cell phones have created an improvement in communication, or have they created more disconnect between people?’ This year’s $3,750 in prize money was awarded to:

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1st Place Winner

Jonathan Mallon

Carolina Forest High School

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2nd Place Winner

Alexa Hughes

Carolina Forest High School

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3rd Place Winner

Connor Greve

This competition has been hosted by Brightwater’s 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 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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