Ohio’s Original Interscholastic Creative Writing Program for Middle Schools

South-Central Region

Including Delaware, Franklin, Knox, Licking, Madison, Marion, Morrow, Union, Athens, Fairfield, Gallia, Hocking, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Pickaway, Pike, Ross, Scioto, and Vinton Counties

Regional Director:
Robin Langlais

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.

South-Central District 1
Saturday, January 23, 2021

Circleville High School
Coordinator: Brooke Paxton


South-Central District 2
Saturday, February 20, 2021
Gahanna Middle School South
Coordinator: Libby Grubb

Registration for District 2 is closed.

Qualifiers from both events will advance to the South-Central Ohio Regional Tournament at

Ann Simpson Davis MS
Saturday, March 20, 2021
Coordinator: Disa Banker

Who's Going

South-Central District 1:
Circleville HS

Circleville Middle School
Ann Simpson Davis Middle School
Dempsey Middle School
Thomas Ewing Junior High School
Gahanna Middle School East
General Sherman Middle School
Granville Middle School
Willard Grizzell Middle School
Dr. Henry Karrer Middle School
Pleasant View Middle School
Rushville Middle School
St. John’s Lutheran School

Sciotoville Community School
John Sells Middle School
Zane Trace Middle School

5 positions available

South-Central District 2:
Gahanna Middle School South

Registration for District 2 is closed. Please choose another tournament.

Chillicothe Middle School
Columbus School for Girls
Dominion Middle School
Gahanna Middle School South
Gahanna Middle School West
Holy Spirit School
Immaculate Conception School
International Academy of Columbus
KIPP Columbus
Mount Vernon Middle School
New Albany Middle School
Northridge Middle School
Pleasant Middle School
St. Agatha School
St. Brigid of Kildare
St. Joseph Montessori School
St. Matthew School
St. Timothy School
St. Vincent de Paul School
Welsh Hills Middle School

0 positions available

Robin Langlais

Robin Langlais retired after 35 years working as a library/media specialist in junior high and middle schools.

She was instrumental in the writing, implementation and administration of a 5-year Venture Capital Grant during the district’s transition to middle schools in the Strongsville City Schools.

Robin received several grants from the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation to introduce and generate enthusiasm for series fiction into both middle schools.

She has been involved with Power of the Pen for over 30 years, acting as a writing coach and computer operator at District, Regional and State Tournaments, now as Secretary of the Board of Trustees and the South-Central area Regional Director. She lives with her husband, Marc, in Medina, Ohio.

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

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