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.

Northern District 1
Saturday, January 21, 2023
Columbia Middle School
13646 West River Road
Columbia Station, OH 44028
Coordinator: Kyleen Wilson


Northern District 2
Saturday, February 4, 2023
St. Raphael School
525 Dover Center Road
Bay Village, OH 44140
Coordinator: Kim Hirsch  

Qualifiers from both events will advance to:

Northern Regional Tournament
Saturday, March 11, 2023

Baldwin Wallace University
275 Eastland Rd.
Berea, OH 44017
Coordinator: Cheryl Yates-Bledsoe

Who's Going

Northern District 1:
Columbia Middle School

Brooklyn School

Columbia Middle School

Firelands Middle School

Holy Trinity

Independence Middle School 
Langston Middle School

Lewis F. Mayer Middle School

North Ridgeville Academic Center

North Royalton Middle School

Olmsted Falls Middle School

Perkins Briar Middle School
Saint Albert the Great

St. Columbkille

St. Mary Berea

Sts. Joseph and John

The Bridge Avenue School

4 positions available

Northern District 2:
St. Raphael School

Bay Middle School

Bellevue City Schools

Bethany Lutheran School

Birchwood School of Hawken

Brecksville-Broadview Hts. MS

Luther Memorial School

Open Door Christian School

Rocky River Middle School

Roxboro Middle School

Saint Ambrose School

Saint Christopher Rocky River

Saint Joseph School Avon Lake

Saint Raphael School

St. Charles Borromeo Parish School

St. Jude School

St. Mary of the Falls
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception
St. Michael School

St. Paul Lutheran School

1 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 also earned her Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction Leadership and looks forward to applying her new knowledge to improving education across the state. 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 two daughters, mastiff Flynn (200# of fluff and love), puppy Kingsley (70# of energy and nips), and puppy Milo (30# of cuteness).

Power of the Pen
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