Ohio’s Original Interscholastic Creative Writing Program for Middle Schools

Northwest Region

Includes Adam, Allen, Auglaize, Defiance, Fulton, Hardin, Hancock, Henry, Lucas, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Sandusky, Seneca, Shelby, Williams, Wood, Wyandot, Van Wert Counties   

Regional Director: 
Polly Walters

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

Northwest District 1 is closed
Tiffin Middle School
103 Shepherd Dr, Tiffin, OH 44883
on Saturday, February 1, 2020
Coordinator: Sara Conner   


Northwest District 2
St. Marys Middle School

2250 State Route 66N, St. Marys, OH 45885
on Saturday, January 25, 2020

Coordinator: Angie Woods

The Northwest Regional Tournament has been rescheduled as an online tournament that will be held on May 16. Coaches will contact students if their school is participating.

Qualifiers from both events will advance to the Northwest Ohio Regional Tournament at

Lourdes University
6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania, OH 43560
on Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Coordinator: Anna-Marie Adamson   

Who’s Going

Arbor Hills JHS

Arcadia MS

Edison MS

McCord JHS

Napoleon J/SHS

Ottawa Hills JHS

Our Lady of the Consolation

Perkins Briar MS

Perrysburg JHS

Saint Joseph Parish School

Springfield MS

St. Benedict Catholic School

St. Joseph Central Catholic JHS

Tiffin MS

Timberstone MS

Toledo School for the Arts

Van Buren MS

Upper Sandusky MS

Woodmore MS

1 position available

District 2
Anna MS

Botkins Local School

Coldwater MS

Fairlawn MS

Ft. Loramie JHS

Houston HS

Kenton MS

New Bremen MS

Russia Local Schools

St. Marys MS

Wapakoneta HS

West Side Montessori

8 positions available

Polly Walters

Beginning in 1995, Polly has served as a Power of the Pen Team Coach, District and Regional Host, Tab Room Supervisor, Computer Operator, and State Committee Member. In addition, she designed the District and Regional Tab Room Supervisor Manual and has led trainings for Tab Room Supervisors.

Her accomplishments include Power of the Pen Dedication Award (1996), St. Marys City School’s Faculty Leadership Award (1999, 2002), Amerihost Inn’s Teacher of the Year Award (2002), Power of the Pen Outstanding Teacher Award (2003), and Martha Holden Jennings Scholar (2004).

Polly is a full-time teacher in Northwest Ohio, and loves to bake, read and practice Yoga. She and her husband Rick live in Lima, Ohio.

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

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