Ohio’s Original Interscholastic Creative Writing Program for Middle Schools

Northwest Region

Includes Allen, Auglaize, Defiance, Fulton, Hardin, Hancock, Henry, Lucas, Mercer, Ottawa, Paulding, Putnam, Sandusky, Seneca, Shelby, Williams, Wood, Wyandot, and 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
Saturday, January 21, 2023
The Ohio State University at Lima
4240 Campus Dr., Lima, OH 45804
Coordinator: Polly Walters


Northwest District 2
Saturday, February 4, 2023
Tiffin Middle School
103 Shepherd Dr., Tiffin, OH 44883
Coordinator: Sara Conner   

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

Lourdes University
Saturday, March 11, 2023

6832 Convent Blvd.
Sylvania, OH 43560

Coordinator: TBD

Who’s Going

Northwest District 1:
The Ohio State University at Lima

20 positions available

Northwest District 2:
Tiffin Middle School

20 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).

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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