Ohio’s Original Interscholastic Creative Writing Program for Middle Schools

Northwest Region

Includes Adams, 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.

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

Northwest District 1
Saturday, January 23, 2021
St. Marys Middle School
Coordinator: Angie Woods


Northwest District 2
Saturday, February 6, 2021
Tiffin Middle School
Coordinator: Sara Conner   

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

Lourdes University
Saturday, March 20, 2021
Coordinator: Anna-Marie Adamson   

Who’s Going

Northwest District 1:
St. Marys Middle School

Anna Middle School

Coldwater Middle School

Fairlawn Local School

Fort Loramie Jr. High School

Hardin Houston School

Kenton Middle School

Liberty Arts Magnet

New Bremen Middle School

St. Joan of Arc School

St. Marys Middle School

Wapakoneta Middle School

9 positions available

Northwest District 2:
Tiffin Middle School

Arbor Hills Junior High School

Arcadia Middle School

Edison Middle School

McCord Junior High School

Napoleon Junior High School

Ottawa Hills Middle School

Our Lady of the Consolation School

Perkins Briar Middle School

Perrysburg JR High School

Russia Local School

Springfield Middle School

St. Joseph Central Catholic Jr. High

Tiffin Middle School

Timberstone Junior High School

Toledo School for the Arts

Upper Sandusky Middle School

Van Buren Middle School

Woodmore Middle School

2 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
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