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 The Charlotte, 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 May 3rd, The Charlotte awarded three cash prizes to essay applicants of the Silver Pen Writing Competition during a dinner ceremony. Each essay topic was chosen by The Charlotte’s Members who make up the judging panel, essays were based on the topic: ‘Provide an example of how you have demonstrated leadership to make a positive impact in your community (family, work experience, school, community, services efforts, etc.). Describe the impact of your efforts and why it was meaningful to you.’ This year’s $3,750 in prize money was awarded to:

1st Place Winner

Clara Long

Providence Day School

winner 1

2nd Place Winner

Micah Oliphant

Phillip O’Berry Academy of Technology

winner 2

3rd Place Winner

Riley Fecker

Central Academy of Technology and the Arts

winner 3

“The Silver Pen Competition allows The Charlotte to participate in our local community to help support students planning to go to college who are looking for opportunities to offset the expenses of college,” says The Charlotte’s Executive Director, Leslie Workman. “Our Members love awarding these gifted students their prizes and enjoy learning about their plans after they graduate!”

This competition has been hosted by The Charlotte’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.

To learn more about the Silver Pen Writing Competition, visit:

2022 silver pen winners