Ohio’s Original Interscholastic Creative Writing Program for Middle Schools

Southwest Region

Including Adams, Baker, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Fayette, Gallia, Hamilton, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Ross, Scioto, Warren Counties

Regional Director:
Jenn Sauvey    

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.

Southwest District 1
Saturday, January 8, 2022

Wyoming Middle School
Coordinator: Jenn Sauvey


Southwest District 2
Saturday, February 5, 2022
Little Miami Middle School
Coordinator: Erin Dipzinski  

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

Cincinnati Country Day School
Saturday, March 5, 2022
Coordinator: Emily DiMatteo

Who's Going

Southwest District 1:
Wyoming Middle School

Cardinal Pacelli School

Fairfield Crossroads Middle School

Indian Hill Middle School

Reading Middle School

Saint Antoninus School

St. Clement School

St. Gertrude School

Saint James School

St. Margaret of York School

The Seven Hills School

Summit Country Day School

Wyoming Middle School

8 positions available

Southwest District 2:
Little Miami Middle School

Bethany School

Cincinnati Country Day School

Lebanon Christian School

Lebanon Junior High School

Little Miami Middle School

Loveland Middle School

Mariemont Junior High School

Mason Middle School

Monroe Junior High School

Noble Academy--Columbus

Saint Columban School

St. John XXIII Catholic School

St. Mary School--Hyde Park

White Oak Middle School

6 positions available

Jenn Sauvey

Since 1998, Jenn Sauvey has been learning alongside seventh graders as they grow into lifelong readers and writers in her classroom at Wyoming Middle School. For the past 20 years, she has also found immense joy in coaching creative writers through the Power of the Pen program. Helping middle schoolers find their voices in a community of peers who share a love of language and storytelling is absolutely the highlight of every school year. In addition to her role as a coach and judge, Jenn has served as a regional tournament coordinator and a state building monitor.

When she is not in her classroom, Jenn enjoys cooking, eating, reading, gardening, walking, theater, listening to podcasts, and spending time with her spunky pup, Georgie (named for her two favorite Georges – Bailey of It's a Wonderful Life and Harrison of The Beatles). She currently lives near Cincinnati in Wyoming, 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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