Silver Pen Winners 2023

Osprey Village Announces Essay Winners

The 2023 Silver Pen Competition has officially ended, and Osprey Village is proud to announce the winners.

Osprey Village invited their three winners and their friends and families to an awards on April 24th, 2023. There they were presented with $3,750 cash prizes and essay topic for 2023 was as follows:

“Over 300,000 students study abroad each year. If you were given the opportunity to study abroad, which country would you choose and why? During this experience, what would you like to do or see? How do you think that this could benefit you in your future career?”

Each essay topic was discussed and selected by Osprey Village Members who make up the judging panel.

The Silver Pen Writing Competition is an essay competition that Osprey Village’s parent company, The Maxwell Group, started in 2012 to bridge the communication gap between high school seniors and their Members. Over the last ten years, they have awarded over 380,000 dollars to high school seniors to help them with the rising tuition costs. Each participant must submit a written essay with a minimum of 1,000 words.

1st Place

first place

Christina Cortes

Fernandina Beach High School

2nd Place

second place

Eva Burbo


3rd Place

third place

Ryan DeMario

Fernandina Beach High School

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