POP is committed to being the leading interscholastic program in written
expression. Originally designed for writers at the 7th and 8th grade
- Delivers interscholastic tournament competitions for young writers
- Assists teachers in the ongoing task of facilitating better student
writing by providing quality tools and resources to identify, challenge,
and reward excellence.
- Provides teachers with an educational network that shares ideas
and instructional materials to improve students' expressive writing
The program's aim is to exact a positive impact upon academic achievement overall. POP does so by providing in-class instructional aids that will serve more than 120,000 students in Ohio this year. More than 7,500 of these students will compete directly in a Power of the Pen tournament.