Ohio’s Original Interscholastic Creative Writing Program for Middle Schools

Northwest Region

Includes 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.

District and regional tournaments are online in 2021-2022. Host schools provide support for tournaments, but events do not take place at the host school.

Northwest District 1

Saturday, January 29, 2022
St. Marys Middle School
Coordinator: Angie Woods


Northwest District 2
Saturday, February 5, 2022
Tiffin Middle School
Coordinator: Sara Conner   

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

Lourdes University
Saturday, March 12, 2022
Coordinator: Anna-Marie Adamson   

Who’s Going

Northwest District 1:
St. Marys Middle School

Anna Middle School

Coldwater Middle School

Edison Middle School

Fairlawn Middle School

Fort Loramie Junior High School

Hardin Houston School

Kenton Middle School

Lake Middle School

New Bremen Middle School

Russia Local School

Spencerville Middle School

St. Joan of Arc School

St. Marys Middle School

Upper Scioto Valley Middle School

Wapakoneta High School

West Side Montessori School

4 positions available

Northwest District 2:
Tiffin Middle School

Arbor Hills Junior High School

Arcadia Middle School
Botkins Local School

Danbury Middle School

Kelleys Island School

Napoleon Junior High School

McCord Junior High School

Ottawa Hills Junior High School

Perkins Briar Middle School

Perrysburg Junior High School

Saint Joseph Parish School

St. Joseph Central Catholic JH Academy

Springfield Middle School

Tiffin Middle School

Toledo School for the Arts

Timberstone Junior High School

Upper Sandusky Middle School

Van Buren Middle School

Woodmore Middle School

1 position 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).

After over 32 years, Polly retired from teaching, and loves to bake, read, golf, and practice Yoga. She and her husband Rick live in Lima, Ohio.

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

Support has been provided by Ohio Humanities, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

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