Ohio’s Original Interscholastic Creative Writing Program for Middle Schools

Western Region

Including Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Logan, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, and Preble Counties

Regional Director:
Paula McWilliams

Registration is open to the first 20 schools that register. Register for one District event only.

Western District 1
Saturday, January 29, 2022
Jacob Coy Middle School
1786 Dayton Xenia Rd
Xenia, OH 45385
Coordinator: Kristina Minton


Western District 2
Saturday, February 5, 2022
Triad Middle School
7941 Brush Lake Rd.
North Lewisburg, OH 43060
Coordinator: Christina Smart Meigs

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

Wittenberg University
Saturday, March 5, 2022
4 E. Campus Dr., Springfield, OH
Coordinator: Darcy Leis

Who's Going

Western District 1:
Jacob Coy Middle School

Ankeney Middle School

Montessori School of Dayton

St. Albert the Great School

Tippecanoe Middle School

Van Buren Middle School

15 positions available

Western District 2:
Triad Middle School

Bethel Middle School

Global Impact STEM Academy

Shawnee Middle School

17 positions available

Paula McWilliams

Paula is a retired classroom teacher from St. Matthew the Apostle Catholic School in Gahanna. She most recently taught 6th and 7th grade social studies, but previously spent 20 years teaching 6th grade ELA.

Paula began her association with Power of the Pen 20 years ago as a team coach, a role that that still brings joy and excitement. She also has worked as a computer tabulator for many years at tournaments throughout the state as well as performing in that capacity at several state tournaments.

Other school responsibilities included being the coordinator for the school spelling bee and coaching students for the school speech competition.

Paula earned Bachelor of Arts in Journalism/Public Relations and Masters in Education degrees from Ohio State University.

Paula is affiliated with People to People International  Travel, and has spent the last fifteen years introducing students to foreign cultures all over the world. She also enjoys watching sports, sewing, cooking, photography, and spending time with her family. She lives with her husband, Bill, in Hebron, Ohio.

Power of the Pen
PO Box 2640  |  North Canton, Ohio 44720

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