Congrats Silver Pen Winners!

On May 13th, Cascades Verdae, awarded three scholarships to applicants in the Greenville area. Winners were invited to join Members for a reception and dinner at their community to receive their awards.

The Silver Pen Competition has been hosted by Cascades Verdae’s parent company, The Maxwell Group, since 2012. The Maxwell Group has awarded over $329,750 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 community Members as a part of their J.O.Y. (Joining Older and Younger) Program.

Members at Cascades Verdae play an important role as judges of this competition. “The Silver Pen Scholarship is an extraordinary opportunity for our Members to connect with our local community in a meaningful way,” says Cory Hoots, Cascades Verdae executive director. This year the essay topic was “There are many people that can be influential to an individual’s life whether they be someone in history or known personally to that individual. If you could have a conversation with anyone, living or deceased, who would it be and why? What would you discuss?” All participants were required to submit a written essay of a minimum of 1,000 words.

This year $3,750 in scholarships were awarded to:

Aleksander Makuch

Carmen Smoak

Mark Cargill

Cascades Verdae is an all-inclusive luxury retirement community with Active Aging, Independent Living, Independent Living +, Assisted Living, Memory Care, Skilled Nursing and Rehab services. The community’s premier lifestyle helps Members live longer, healthier, happier lives.