Ohio’s Original Interscholastic Creative Writing Program for Middle Schools

Northern Ohio Region

Including Crawford, Erie, Huron, Lorain, Richland, and most of Cuyahoga (see Lake Erie Region) Counties

Regional Director:
Cheryl Yates-Bledsoe

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

Northern District 1 is closed
Columbia Middle School
13646 W River Rd, Columbia Station, OH 44028
on February 8, 2020
Coordinator: Kyleen Wilson   


Northern District 2
Monticello Middle School
3665 Monticello Blvd.
Cleveland Heights, OH 44121

on December 14, 2019
Coordinator: Debbie Frost    

The Northern Regional Tournament has been rescheduled as an online tournament that will be held on May 9.  Coaches will contact students if their school is participating.

Qualifiers from both events will advance to the Northern Regional Tournament at

Baldwin Wallace University
275 Eastland Rd, Berea, OH 44017
on March 14, 2020

Cheryl Yates-Bledsoe

Who's Going

District 1 is now closed

Avon MS

Bay MS

Bellevue City Schools

Bethany Lutheran School

Birchwood School
Brecksville-Broadview Heights MS

Columbia MS

Holy Trinity

McCormick Junior HS

Menlo Park Academy

North Royalton MS

Olmsted Falls MS

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel

Saint Albert the Great School

Saint Raphael

St. Columbkille

St. Joseph Parish School

St. Jude School

St. Mary of the Falls School

St. Michael School

St. Paul Lutheran

District 2

Brooklyn School

Lewis F. Mayer MS

Monticello MS

North Ridgeville Academic Center

Ontario MS
Our Lady of the Lake School

Roxboro MS

Ruffing Montessori School

Ss. Robert and William School

St. Bernadette School

St. Christopher School

St. Dominic School
St. Mary Avon

St. Mary Berea

Urban Community School

5 positions available

Cheryl Yates-Bledsoe

Cheryl is currently a classroom teacher and Gifted Intervention Specialist at Lake Elementary in Hartville, instructing 6th grade ELA.  She earned her MA in Counseling and MAT in Secondary Education from Liberty University.  She enjoys challenging writers to tap into their creativity and think outside the box. Previously, she worked with 6th grade Author's Club encouraging students to write and illustrate their first book. Her love of writing then expanded to coaching and judging Power of the Pen writers.

In her free time, Cheryl enjoys reading, writing and cross-stitching. She currently lives in Louisville with her daughter and mastiff (200 pounds of fluff and love).

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

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