Ohio’s Original Interscholastic Creative Writing Program for Middle Schools

Central Ohio Regional Power of the Pen

Including Delaware, Franklin, Knox, Licking, Madison, Marion, Morrow, and Union Counties

Regional Director:
Robin Langlais

Register for one District event only. 

Central District 1
Registration is open to the first 20 schools that register.
Licking Valley Middle School
1379 Licking Valley Rd, Newark, OH 43055
on Saturday, January 26, 2019
Coordinator: Kellie Green   


Central District 2 is now closed
Gahanna South Middle School
349 Shady Spring Dr, Gahanna, OH 43230
On Saturday, February 9, 2019
Coordinator: Libby Grubb   

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

Granville Middle School
210 New Burg St, Granville, OH 43023
On Saturday, March 9, 2019
Coordinator: Susan Cramer   

Who's Going

District 1
Immaculate Conception School
Licking Valley Middle School
Watkins Middle School
Mount Vernon Middle School
Granville Middle School
New Albany Middle School
Northridge Middle School
Central Middle School
Trinity Catholic School

District 2 is now closed
Anne Simpson Davis Middle School
Dempsey Middle School
Holy Spirit
Gahanna Middle School West
Columbus School for Girls
St. Paul School
John Sells Middle School
Dr. Henry Karrer Middle School
St. Matthew School
Woodward Park Middle School
St. Brigid of Kildare School
Indianola Informal K-8 School
Williard Grizzell Middle School
Gahanna Middle School South
International Academy of Columbus
Pleasant View Middle School
Gahanna Middle School East
Dominion Middle School
St. Joseph Montessori School
St. Brendan School
Baldwin Road Junior High School
St. Timothy School

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.

Robin 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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