Ohio’s Original Interscholastic Creative Writing Program for Middle Schools

South-Central Region

Including Delaware, Franklin, Knox, Licking, Madison, Marion, Morrow, Union, Athens, Fairfield, Gallia, Hocking, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Pickaway, Pike, Ross, Scioto, and Vinton Counties

Regional Director:
Robin Langlais

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

South-Central District 1 is closed
Circleville Middle School
360 Clark Drive, Circleville, OH 43113

On Saturday, January 11, 2020
Coordinator: Karen Valentine


South-Central District 2 is closed
Gahanna South Middle School
349 Shady Spring Drive, Gahanna,OH 43230

On Saturday, February 22, 2020
Coordinator: Libby Grubb   

Qualifiers from both events will advance to the South-Central Ohio Regional Tournament at

Otterbein University
1 South Grove Street, Westerville, OH 43081
on March 7, 2020
Coordinator: Robin Langlais

Who's Going

District 1 is now closed
Adena MS
Central MS
Chillicothe MS
Circleville MS
AS Davis MS
Dempsey MS
General Sherman MS
Granville MS
Willard Grizzell MS
Huntington MS
Dr. Henry Karrer MS
Pleasant View MS
Rushville MS
SS Peter and Paul
John Sells MS
Thomas Ewing JHS
Trinity Catholic
Warren MS
Watkins MS
Zane Trace MS

District 2 is now closed

Columbus City Preparatory for Girls
Columbus School for Girls
Dominion MS
Gahanna East MS
Gahanna South MS
Gahanna West MS
Holy Spirit
Immaculate Conception 
Indianola Informal K-8

International Academy of Columbus
Jones MS
Licking Valley MS
Mount Vernon MS
New Albany MS
Northridge MS
Pleasant MS
Sciotoville Community
St. Brendan
St. Brigid of Kildare
St. Matthew
St. Paul School
St. Timothy
St. Vincent de Paul
Welsh Hills 

Robin Langlais, POP Secretary, retired Library/Media Specialist

Robin Langlais retired after 35 years working as a library/media specialist in junior high and middle schools.

She earned her B.A. in Library Science/Educational Media K-12 from Ohio Dominican College and her M.S. in Educational Technology from Cleveland State University. She began at Center Junior High School and was instrumental in the writing, implementation and administration of a 5-year Venture Capital Grant during the district’s transition to middle schools in the Strongsville City Schools.

Robin received several grants from the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation to introduce and generate enthusiasm for series fiction into both middle schools.

She has been involved with Power of the Pen for 30 years, acting as a writing coach and computer operator at District, Regional and State Tournaments, now as Secretary of the Board of Trustees and the Central area Regional Director. She lives with her husband, Marc, in Medina, Ohio.

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

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