Friday, May 23, 2014
The Lakes at Litchfield, a senior living community in Pawleys Island, gave away $3,750 in cash prizes to four winners of the community’s Silver Pen Scholarship during a brunch awards ceremony held this week.
The Silver Pen Scholarship was open to high-school seniors with plans to graduate in 2014 and live within 25-miles of Litchfield. Incoming entries were screened and delivered to members of the Resident Advisory Council, which consists of successful retired business professionals, educators and community leaders, for the formal judging process.
Entries were judged on several criteria including creativity, fluidity of language, and the ability to convey complex feelings in a concise and clear manner.
Litchfield’s executive director Jacque Richardson says the topic, which asked students to remodel the driving laws for older adults and teens to enable both generations to continue to enjoy the freedom and independence of driving, is one way to bridge the communication gap between older and younger generations.
First place – Adrianne Elizabeth Lane
Adrianne Elizabeth Lane attends St. James High School. In the fall, she is undecided where she will be attending. She is strongly considering Wofford. No matter where she attends, she will pursue pre-med with an interest in genetics and research. On winning the scholarship, she said, “I am thrilled. I can’t thank The Lakes at Litchfield enough. This will be a tremendous help paying for college. I appreciate this more than I can put into words.”
Second place – Elizabeth Ann Farmer
Elizabeth Ann Farmer attends Waccamaw High School. In the fall, she will be attending Clemson University with the intent of studying Political Science and Business. She said, “Winning this award was such an honor to me as The Lakes at Litchfield is so prestigious and I could not have been more excited to find out that I received second place!”
Third place – Rachel Morgan Gray
Rachel Gray attends Georgetown High School. In the fall, she will be attending the College of Charleston and pursue a career in the medical field. She said, “Winning this award means a lot to me. I have worked hard throughout my high school years and it is nice to be recognized for what I have achieved. I am honored to be chosen as a recipient.”
Fourth place – Kayla Kendall Pope
Elizabeth Sowell attends Georgetown High School. In the fall, she will be attending Wofford College to study Biology and the Pre-med program. She said, “This award is an honor to me. It will be greatly appreciated and help me pay for some of my college tuition. This award also gives me hope that I might be receiving others to help me with my college tuition.”