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The Stratford Honors Winners of Writing Contest at Awards Ceremony

June 8, 2012

The Stratford, a retirement community located in Carmel, Ind., gave away nearly $3,750 in cash prizes to four winners of the community´s Silver Pen Scholarship during an awards ceremony on Saturday, June 2nd.

Carmel, IN (PRWEB) June 09, 2012

The Stratford, a retirement community located in Carmel, Ind., gave away nearly $3,750 in cash prizes to four winners of the community´s Silver Pen Scholarship during an awards ceremony on Saturday, June 2nd.

The 2012 Winners were:

Shaina Pan, first place

Shaina Pan graduated from Carmel High School in Carmel, Ind. and will be attending Indiana University in the fall to study medicine.

Megan Ludwig, second place

Megan graduated from Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School in Indianapolis, Ind. and will attend Saint Louis University in the fall to study physical therapy.

Ainee Jeong, third place

Ainee graduated from Noblesville High School in Noblesville, Ind. and will attend Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. in the fall to pursue a double major in journalism and creative writing.

Megan Thieleman, fourth place

Megan graduated from Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School in Indianapolis, Ind. and will attend

Indiana University in the fall to study business.

The Silver Pen Scholarship was open to high-school seniors with plans to graduate in 2012. Incoming entries were screened and delivered to members of the Resident Advisory Council at The Stratford for the formal judging process. 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.

The Stratford´s Executive Director Sam Carrillo says the topic, which asked students to consider the perspective of a person diagnosed with Alzheimer´s disease, is one way to bridge the communication gap between older and younger generations.

“This year´s winners all had a personal connection to Alzheimer´s disease,” Carrillo said. “Most had a loved one who had been diagnosed with the disease and they were profoundly impacted by watching its progression.”

Carrillo says the Silver Pen will be an annual scholarship, although the topic will change from year-to-year. To read the winners´ essays in their entirety or to learn more about The Silver Pen, please visit http://silverpen-slc.com or email Executive Director Sam Carrillo at SCarrillo(at)Stratford-Living(dot)com.

About The Stratford

The Stratford is an active and luxurious senior living community located in Carmel, Ind. 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, weekly housekeeping, 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, Alzheimer´s care and skilled-nursing rooms are also available for those who need to make a transition from independent living. More information about The Stratford is located at http://www.Stratford-Living.com.

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