Nearly a decade into guiding Power of the Pen writers, Ms. Jennifer Wolf of Dr. Henry Karrer Middle School looks forward to every new season with her writers and her co-coach, Mrs. Melissa Eddington.
The Karrer team had a fabulous 2019-2020 season, taking 3rd place in the 7th grade and 2nd place in the 8th grade at the Circleville district tournament before capturing 2nd place overall at the Otterbein regional. The season was capped off by 8th grader Anna Blasinski’s first place finish in the statewide poetry competition for her wistful reflection on how life changes as we grow up.
Ms. Wolf says that students’ favorite part of Power of the Pen meetings is when writers have the opportunity to share their work and get feedback from other writers. “We all relish the unique talents of our teammates while we get inspired to take new risks in our own writing,” Ms. Wolf says. “Students are looking forward to getting back into the routine of honing their craft while building friendships and camaraderie that bloom throughout the writing season.”