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
Global Impact Stem Academy (Career Connect)
700 South Limestone Street, Springfield, OH 45501
on Saturday, January 11, 2020
Coordinator: Lauri McCutcheon  


Western District 2
West Carrollton Middle School
424 E Main St, West Carrollton, OH 45449
on Saturday, January 25, 2020
Coordinator: Lesley Mosher   

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

The Western Regional Tournament has been rescheduled as an online tournament that will take place on May 16.  Coaches will contact students if their school is participating.

Wittenberg University
Weaver Chapel, 4 E. Campus Drive, Springfield, OH 45504

on Saturday, March 14, 2020
Paula McWilliams

Who's Going

District 1

Baker MS

Emmanuel Christian Academy
Global Impact Stem Academy
Graham MS

Greeneview MS

Jonathan Alder JHS
Madison-Plains JHS
McKinney MS

Northridge MS

Northwestern JHS

Ridgewood School
Roosevelt Middle School
Shawnee Middle School

Southeastern Local Schools

South Vienna MS
Triad MS

4 positions available

District 2 

Ascension Catholic School
Ankeney MS

Bellbrook MS
Bethel MS
DeColores Montessori School
Jacob Coy MS
Miami Valley School

Oakwood JHS
St. Albert the Great

St. Charles Borromeo

Tippecanoe MS

Valley View JH

Van Buren MS

Versailles MS

Weisenborn JH

West Carrollton MS

4 positions available

Paula McWilliams

Paula is a classroom teacher at St. Matthew the Apostle Catholic School in Gahanna. She is currently teaching 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 include 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 fourteen 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 442  |  Richfield, Ohio 44286

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