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 Wellmore of Lexington, 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.

On April 28th, Wellmore awarded three cash prizes to essay applicants of the Silver Pen Writing Competition during a dinner ceremony. Each essay topic was chosen by Wellmore Members who make up the judging panel, essays were based on the topic: ‘Over 300,000 students study abroad each year. If you were given the opportunity to study abroad, which country would you choose and why? During this experience, what would you like to do or see? How do you think that this could benefit you in your future career?’ This year’s $3,750 in prize money were awarded to:

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1st Place Winner

Kathleen Barfield

Chapin High School

Future Plans: Kathleen is currently undecided in her postgraduate plans but looks forward to putting her Silver Pen Competition Award toward her future studies.

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2nd Place Winner

Megan Torok

River Bluff High School

Future Plans: Megan plans on attending the University of Alabama, majoring in Communication/Public Relations.

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3rd Place Winner

Owen Harries

Lexington High School

Future Plans: Owen plans to attend Hope College in Michigan majoring in Biochemistry. He plans to go on to Medical School in hopes of becoming an Anesthesiologist or a Surgeon.

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This competition has been hosted by Wellmore’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 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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