Ohio’s Original Interscholastic Creative Writing Program for Middle Schools

Lake Erie Region

Including Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake, and Southeast Cuyahoga and Northern Summit Counties

Regional Director:
Emily Seguin

Registration is open on a first-come, first-served basis. Register for one District event only.

Lake Erie District 1
Saturday, February 24, 2024

***this is a date change

Lake Erie College 
391 W. Washington

St.Painesville, OH 44077
Coordinator: Greg Rothwell


Lake Erie District 2
Saturday, January 27, 2024
University School Hunting Valley Campus
2785 SOM Center Road
Hunting Valley, Ohio 44022

Coordinator: Charlie Oberndorf

Qualifiers from both events will advance to:

Lake Erie Regional Tournament
Saturday, March 9, 2024
Shaker Heights Middle School
20600 Shaker Boulevard
Shaker Heights, OH 44122
Coordinator: Erika Pfeiffer

Who’s Going

Lake Erie District 1:
Lake Erie College

Chardon Middle School

Conneaut Middle School

Cornerstone Christian Academy

Fairport Harding High School

Heskett Middle School

Jefferson Junior High

Kirtland Middle School

Memorial Middle School

Menlo Park Academy

Monticello Middle School

Notre Dame Middle School

Perry Middle School

Shore Middle School

Solon Middle School

St. Francis of Assisi School

St. Helen School

Saint John School

St. Mary School Chardon

St. Paschal Baylon School

Willoughby-Eastlake School of Innovation

This tournament is full. 

Lake Erie District 2:
University School Hunting Valley

Beachwood Middle School

Brady Middle School

Chagrin Falls Middle School

Gross Schechter Day School

Hudson Middle School

Laurel School

Mandel Jewish Day School

Mayfield Middle School

Revere Middle School

Ruffing Montessori School

St. Dominic School

Shaker Heights Middle School

The Ratner School

University School

West Geauga Middle School

This tournament is full. 

Emily Seguin

Emily Seguin earned her BS in middle childhood education from Cleveland State University, and completed master’s work at Notre Dame College. She is a computer teacher this year at St. Charles Borromeo Parish School, but prior to that has taught English language arts and reading for 17 years.

She has served as a Power of the Pen coach for 13 years, and brought the Power of the Pen program to two schools.  She loves seeing students learn to love to write and to find their unique voice. 

Emily is also the advisor for her school’s Pawprints online student newspaper, along with other clubs and activities. 

Outside of school, Emily loves spending time with her son Michael and two cats, Stormy and Rainy.  At home in Bratenahl, she enjoys cross stitching and anything outdoors.

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

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