Silver Pen Winners 2023

Summit Hills Announces Essay Winners

The 2023 Silver Pen Competition has officially ended, and Summit Hills is proud to announce the winners.

Summit Hills invited their three winners and their friends and families to an awards ceremony on April 10th, 2023. There they were presented with $3,750 cash prizes and essay topic for 2023 was as follows:

“If a teacher gave you the opportunity to introduce a new subject to be taught for the rest of the school year, what would be your choice for the subject? Support your choice and how you would persuade your classmates to vote for it.”

Each essay topic was discussed and selected by Summit Hills Members who make up the judging panel.

The Silver Pen Writing Competition is an essay competition that Summit Hill’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

Abby Gossett

Chapman High School

2nd Place

second place

Carson Summey

Spartanburg Christian Academy

3rd Place

third place

Isabelle Barnett

James F. Byrnes High School

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