Ohio’s Original Interscholastic Creative Writing Program for Middle Schools

Eastern Region

Including Belmont, Carroll, Columbiana, Coshocton, Guernsey, Harrison, Holmes, Jefferson, Mahoning, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingham, Noble, Perry, Stark, Tuscarawas, and Washington Counties

Regional Director:
Julie Lyberger
(330) 352-5529

Registration is open to the first 20 schools that register. Register for one District event only.

Eastern District 1
Saturday, January 22, 2022

Hosted by:

University of Mount Union
1972 Clark Ave.
Alliance, OH 44601
Coordinator: Julie Lyberger


Eastern District 2
Saturday, January 29, 2022 

Hosted by:

Northeast Ohio IMPACT Academy
436 Struthers Coitsville Rd
Lowellville, OH 44436
Coordinator: Kent Polen  

Qualifiers from both events will advance to the Eastern Ohio Regional Tournament hosted by:

Lake Elementary
February 26, 2022
225 Lincoln St SW
Hartville, OH 44632
Coordinator: Julie Lyberger     julie@powerofthepen.org
(330) 352-5529

Who's Going

Eastern District 1:

University of Mount Union  

East Canton Middle School
Fairless Middle School
Indian Valley Middle School
Lake Middle School

Massillon City Middle School

Tuscarawas Valley Middle School

Canton Country Day School

Edison Middle School

Alliance Middle School

11 positions available

Eastern District 2:
Northeast Ohio IMPACT Academy

20 positions available

Julie Lyberger

Julie Lyberger is currently the Board President of Power of the Pen and is an administrator for Lake Local Schools in Hartville. Julie is in her 33rd year in education. She holds a BA in Education from the University of Akron, and masters degrees in Educational Leadership and Administration from Kent State University.

Julie has been working with POP for 23 years, starting as a coach and host of a district tournament while teaching 7th grade language arts at Lake Local Schools. For the last 10 years she has served on the State Committee in various leadership roles: district host school and tab room coordinator, regional tab room coordinator, state building monitor coordinator, as well as serving as Secretary and currently Vice President of the State Committee.

Julie enjoys training and mentoring tab room coordinators and working with coaches and writers to get the most out of the Power of the Pen experience.

Power of the Pen
PO Box 2640  |  North Canton, Ohio 44720

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