Silver Pen is open to:

  • All high school seniors who live or attend school within 25 miles of the community they are applying to
  • Community employees and children of employees
  • Residents limited families – grand (great grand) children, nieces and nephews (grand nieces and nephews)

ESSAY RULES

  • Essay must be the applicant’s original work
  • Applicants may only enter one time. If you enter at more than one site you will be disqualified.
  • Essays must be a minimum of 1000 words and DOUBLE SPACED. (Please include a cover page and any necessary citations on a works cited page.)
  • Quotations may be used sparingly and sources must be clearly identified
  • It is recommended that a teacher or professor reviews essay before submission

APPLYING

The following items must be included with your application:

  1. Application Form
  2. Copy of Transcript (can be unofficial)
  3. Personal Essay

SILVER PEN BASICS

  • Each community chooses an essay topic this year’s competition. Topics will not be released until the day Silver Pen is released to schools.
  • Members at each community will select three winners.
  • Winners will receive their awards at a special Silver Pen Ceremony.