Ohio’s Original Interscholastic Creative Writing Program for Middle Schools
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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.
“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.”