Ohio’s Original Interscholastic Creative Writing Program for Middle Schools
Including Champaign, Clark, Darke, Greene, Logan, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, and Preble CountiesRegional Director:
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.
Western District 2
Qualifiers from both events will advance to the Western Ohio Regional Tournament at
Western District 1:
Ankeney Middle School
Holy Angels School
Jacob Coy Middle School
Miami Valley School
St. Albert the Great School
St. Charles Borromeo
Valley View JH
Van Buren MS
West Carrollton Middle School
5 positions available
Western District 2:
Shawnee Middle School
Triad Middle School
11 positions available
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.