Ohio’s Original Interscholastic Creative Writing Program for Middle Schools

Western Ohio Regional Power of the Pen

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

Regional Director:

Debby Brugger

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

Western District 1
Greater Springfield Career ConnectED
700 South Limestone Street, Springfield, Ohio 45501
On Saturday, January 19, 2019
Coordinator: Matt Ehlinger   


Western District 2
West Carrollton Middle School
424 E Main St, West Carrollton, OH 45449
On Saturday, January 26, 2019
Coordinator: Lesley Mosher   

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

Wittenberg University
200 W Ward St, Springfield, OH 45504
On Saturday, March 9, 2019
Coordinator: Mollie Wagenknecht   

Debby Brugger

Debby Brugger retired in 2013 from Rockway School where she taught, language arts, science and technology. Coaching the seventh grade Power of the Pen team from Rockway School for 23 years, she joyfully guided her team through numerous district and regional championships, 22 trips to State and a few top 25 awards. To date, she has hosted her local District Tournament, served on the Power of the Pen State Committee, and assisted with the operations of the State Tournament for 27 years.

Since retirement, Debby has been running Tab Rooms, and reading number 1 papers, post-tournament, from the Western half of Ohio. She has also assisted with the implementation of the Power of the Pencil program, running workshops and teacher trainings.

Debby and her husband of 35 years, Dave, live in Springfield and have two sons, Justin (Renee) and Sean (Jessica), and two adorable grandsons, Beckett and Calvin.

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

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