Silver Pen Writing Competition

The Silver Pen writing competition deadline is approaching soon.
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Deadline February 12, 2021

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This year, the essay topic is “The advancement of technology has created an opportunity for businesses, medical professionals, educators, and more. Which technology tools or devices have changed the way you learn? How have they affected your generation?”

Wellmore of Tega Cay has begun accepting applications for their annual Silver Pen Writing Competition. Every year, this writing competition awards three local high school seniors with scholarships ranging from $500 to $2,500. The deadline to apply is February 12th, 2021.

The Silver Pen competition is open to high school seniors who live or attend school within 25 miles of Wellmore of Tega Cay, employees of Wellmore of Tega Cay, and their families, and community residents’ immediate family.

Participants are required to submit an essay with a minimum of 1,000 words, the application form, and a transcript to be considered. “The Silver Pen Scholarship is an extraordinary opportunity for our Members to connect with our local community in a meaningful way,” says David Dunn, Wellmore of Tega Cay’s executive director.

Members at Wellmore of Tega Cay play an essential role in this competition as they choose an essay topic and judge the competition. Each year, a panel of judges decide on a topic that is an intergenerational theme, connecting both Members and the applicants. Wellmore of Tega Cay prides itself on maintaining transparency throughout this process. To keep the competition fair the essays will be sent to Homestead Hill’s parent company, The Maxwell Group, where all the personal identifiers will be redacted. The panel then assesses the essays based on research, insight, perspective, theme, inspirational quality, meaningful personal connection, creativity, and clarity of ideas.

To learn more or enter the Silver Pen Competition, visit Wellmore of Tega Cay is an all-inclusive luxury retirement community with Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing, and Short-Term Rehab. The community’s premier lifestyle helps Members live longer, healthier, happier lives.