Ohio’s Original Interscholastic Creative Writing Program for Middle Schools

Northern Region

Including Crawford, Erie, Huron, Lorain, Richland, and most of Cuyahoga (see Lake Erie Region) Counties

Regional Director:
Cheryl Yates-Bledsoe

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

Due to the pandemic, district and regional tournaments will take place online, not on the premises of the host school.

Northern District 1
Saturday, December 12, 2020
St. Raphael School
Coordinator: Kimberly Hirsch


Northern District 2
Saturday, February 6, 2021
Columbia Middle School
Coordinator: Kyleen Wilson   

Qualifiers from both events will advance to the Northern Regional Tournament at

Baldwin Wallace University
Saturday, March 13, 2021
Coordinator: Cheryl Yates-Bledsoe

Who's Going

Northern District 1:
St. Raphael School

Bay Middle School
St. Dominic School

St. Raphael

St. Mary of the Falls

16 positions available

Northern District 2: Columbia MS

Academy of St. Bartholomew
Avon Middle School

Bellevue City Schools

Bethany Lutheran
Birchwood School of Hawken

Brooklyn School

Columbia Middle School

Menlo Park
North Ridgeville Academic Center
North Royalton Middle School

Olmsted Falls Middle School

Ontario Middle School

Rocky River Middle School
St. Brendan
St. Michael

St. Paul Lutheran

3 positions available

Cheryl Yates-Bledsoe

Cheryl is currently a classroom teacher and Gifted Intervention Specialist at Lake Elementary in Hartville, instructing 6th grade ELA.  She earned her MA in Counseling and MAT in Secondary Education from Liberty University.  She enjoys challenging writers to tap into their creativity and think outside the box. Previously, she worked with 6th grade Author's Club encouraging students to write and illustrate their first book. Her love of writing then expanded to coaching and judging Power of the Pen writers.

In her free time, Cheryl enjoys reading, writing and cross-stitching. She currently lives in Louisville with her daughter, mastiff Flynn (200# of fluff and love), and puppy Kingsley (18# of energy and nips).

Power of the Pen
PO Box 442  |  Richfield, Ohio 44286

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