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, February 2, 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
Darcy Leis
Terry Janssen

Who's Going

District 1
Graham Middle School
Schaefer Middle School
Shawnee Middle School
Madison-Plains Junior High School
Baker Middle School
Southeastern Local School
Global Impact STEM Academy
Roosevelt Middle School
Ridgewood School
Greeneview Middle School
Northridge Middle School
South Vienna Middle School
McKinney Middle School
Triad Middle School
Emmanuel Christian Academy
Jonathan Alder Junior High School
Four positions still available.

District 2 is closed
Ankeney Middle School
Weisenborn Junior High School
Oakwood Junior High School
West Carrollton Middle School
Bethel Local Schools
Bellbrook Middle School
Jacob Coy Middle School
Van Buren Middle School
Versailles Middle School
St. Charles Borromeo
Milton Union Middle School
The Miami Valley School
Montessori School of Dayton
Tippecanoe Middle School
DeColores Montessori School
Valley View Junior High School
St. Gertrude School
Twin Valley South Middle School
Ascension Catholic School
St. Albert the Great

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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