Silver Pen Winners 2024

Cascades Verdae Announces Essay Winners

Cascades Verdae is proud to announce the winners of the 2024 Silver Pen Competition. On May 2nd, 2024, Cascades Verdae hosted the three winners and their friends and families for an awards dinner. There, they were presented with $3,750 cash prizes. The essay topic for 2024 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?

Cascades Verdae Members who made up the judging panel selected the essay topic. The Silver Pen Writing Competition is an essay competition that Cascades Verdaeā€™s parent company, The Maxwell Group, started in 2012 to bridge the communication gap between high school seniors and community Members. Each participant submitted a written essay with a minimum of 1,000 words. Over the last ten years, they have awarded over $442,250 to high school seniors to help them with tuition costs.

1st Place

first place

Annika Krovi

2nd Place

second place

Caroline Cate

3rd Place

third place

Elliot Secoy

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