Ohio’s Original Interscholastic Creative Writing Program for Middle Schools
Power of the Pen helps middle school students develop confidence in their own creative voices. Your contribution supports Power of the Pen's young writers and the coaches who nurture their talents.
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“I'm so glad that students have Power of the Pen to turn to during these difficult times. I know our students are super happy to be doing the club, not only because they love writing but because it helps them feel like things are at least a little bit normal.”
~ Amy Merrill-Wyatt,
“The power to write is the strongest power of all. Writing creative stories has made me feel so many different things: joy, sadness, fear and laughter. It has helped me understand things that seem unclear. I think that if your writing has the power to make you feel something real, if it has the power to change the way you look at things in life and to truly connect with something deep inside of you, then you should write as much as you possibly can – because in the end, you’ve just tapped into the world beyond what’s right in front of you, all through the simple act of picking up a pen.”
Dr. Alexa Sandmann of Kent State University congratulates the winners of letters of support for scholarships from Kent State, Macy Gannon of Ashland Middle School and Clare Rothkopf of St. Sebastian School.