Marsh’s Edge Names Winners of Essay Contest

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Marsh’s Edge, a luxury retirement community located in St. Simons Island, Ga., gave away $3,750 in cash prizes to four winners of the community’s Silver Pen Essay Contest.

Marsh’s Edge, a luxury retirement community located in St. Simons Island, Ga., gave away $3,750 in cash prizes to four winners of the community’s Silver Pen Essay Contest.

The 2013 Winners were:

Abby Jean Tyre, first place
Tyre graduated from Glynn Academy and will attend the Honors Program at University of Georgia in the fall.

McClain Culver, second place
Culver graduated from Frederica Academy and will attend Wofford College to play tennis.

Douglas Jones, third place
Jones graduated from Glynn Academy.

Andrea Leigh Pittman, fourth place
Pittman graduated from Glynn Academy.

Marsh’s Edge started the Silver Pen Essay Contest this year to help local high school seniors with their collegiate financial burden.

The Silver Pen Essay Contest was open to any high-school senior who lives in a 25-mile radius of Marsh’s Edge and plans to graduate in 2013. Incoming entries were screened and delivered to members of the Resident Advisory Council at Marsh’s Edge for the formal judging process. This Advisory Council consists of successful retired business professionals, educators and community leaders. Entries were judged based on several criterion including creativity, fluidity of language, and the ability to convey complex feelings in a concise and clear manner.

This year, Marsh’s Edge asked seniors to discuss how technology has impacted our senior citizens. Older adults have shown the highest rate of growth with technology in the past few years. The United States of Aging Survey 2013 found that an overwhelming number seniors use cell phones, computers, the Internet, and email frequently.

The Silver Pen will be an annual essay contest with changing topics each year. To read the winners’ essays in their entirety or to learn more about The Silver Pen, please visit http://silverpen-slc.com/.

About Marsh’s Edge

Marsh’s Edge is an all-inclusive, continuing care retirement community (CCRC) located on historic St. Simons Island, Ga. The community’s care-free lifestyle helps members live longer, healthier and happier lives by offering an array of amenities including maintenance-free living, daily fine dining, a nationally recognized wellness program and continuing-care health services. Members can choose from a variety of floor plans including single-family cottage homes and condominium-style villas. Assisted-living, memory-care and skilled-nursing rooms are also available for those who need to make a transition from independent living. More information about Marsh’s Edge is located at http://www.Marshs-Edge.com.

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