Silver Pen Winners 2024

The Stratford Announces Essay Winners

The Stratford is proud to announce the winners of the 2024 Silver Pen Competition. On April 25th, The Stratford 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:

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.

The Stratford Members who made up the judging panel selected the essay topic. The Silver Pen Writing Competition is an essay competition that The Stratford’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

Katherine Neglia

2nd Place

second place

Erin Kong

3rd Place

third place

Emerson Barrett

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