Silver Pen Winners 2023

Wellmore of Daniel Island Announces Essay Winners

The 2023 Silver Pen Competition has officially ended, and Wellmore of Daniel Island is proud to announce the winners.

Wellmore of Daniel Island invited their three winners and their friends and families to an award ceremony on May 9th, 2023. There they were presented with $3,750 cash prizes and essay topic for 2023 was as follows:

“You and your peers will soon be entering a university, trade school, or career. Do you feel that a university or life experiences best prepare you for life? Why do you feel that way?”

Each essay topic was discussed and selected by Wellmore of Daniel Island Members who make up the judging panel.

The Silver Pen Writing Competition is an essay competition that Wellmore’s 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

Spence Cox

Academic Magnet High School

2nd Place

second place

Hannah Roark

James Island Charter High School

3rd Place

third place

Ella Chapman

Academic Magnet High School

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