Ohio’s Original Interscholastic Creative Writing Program for Middle Schools

Northwest Ohio Regional Power of the Pen

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
Tiffin Middle School
103 Shepherd Dr, Tiffin, OH 44883
on Saturday, January 26, 2019
Coordinator: Sara Conner   


Northwest District 2
Fort Loramie Junior Senior School
600 E Park St, Fort Loramie, OH 45845
on Saturday, February 9, 2019
Coordinator: Laurie Nosek   

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

Lourdes University
6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania, OH 43560
on Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Coordinator: Anna-Marie Adamson   

Who’s Going

District 1
Our Lady of Consolation
Woodmore Middle School
Upper Sandusky Middle School
Arcardia Middle School
Springfield Middle School
Toledo School for the Arts
Edison Middle School
Tiffin Middle School
Perkins Briar Middle School
St. Benedict Catholic School
Napoleon Junior High School
Ottawa Hills Junior High School
8 positions still open

District 2
St. Mary's City Schools
Anna Middle School
New Bremen Middle School
Fort Loramie Junior High School
Coldwater Middle School
Spencerville Middle School
Hardin Houston School
Brooklyn School District
Kenton Middle School

Russia Local School
Fairlawn Middle School
9 positions still open

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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