Ohio’s Original Interscholastic Creative Writing Program for Middle Schools

Northern Ohio Regional Power of the Pen

Including Crawford, Cuyahoga, Erie, Huron, Lake, Lorain, and Richland Counties

Regional Director:
Barb Tschantz
(330) 704-1436

Register for one District event only. Qualifiers from all three events will advance to the Northeast Ohio Regional Tournament at

Villa Angela St Joe Regional
18491 Lakeshore Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44119
Coordinator: Emily Robinson
On Saturday, April 6, 2019 

Northern District 1
is now closed.
Columbia Middle School
13646 W River Rd, Columbia Station, OH 44028
On February 2, 2019
Coordinator: Kyleen Wilson   


Northern District 2 is now closed
Monticello Middle School
2182 Miramar Blvd.
University Heights, OH 44118
On Saturday, December 8, 2018
Coordinator: Debbie Frost    


Northern District 3 is now closed.
University School
20701 Brantley Road, Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122
On February 9, 2019
Coordinator: Charlie Oberndorf

Who's Going

District 1 is now closed
The Academy of St. Bartholomew
Bay Middle School
St. Raphael School
Menlo Park Academy
Bellevue Middle School
St. Mary Berea
Avon Middle School
McCormick Junior High School
Brecksville-Broadview Heights Middle School
Holy Trinity
Saints Joseph and John School
Saint Albert the Great School
Birchwood School of Hawken
Ontario Middle School
Columbia Middle School
St. Columbkille
Incarnate Word Academy
St. Mary of the Falls
Puritas Community Middle School
Olmsted Falls Middle School
Lewis F. Mayer Middle School

District 2 is now closed
St. Charles Borromeo
Lakewood Catholic Academy
Ruffing Montessori School
Garfield Middle School
St. Christopher Rocky River
St. Bernadette School
Bethany Lutheran School
Shore Middle School
Saints Robert and William School
Our Lady of the Lake School
St. Dominic School
Roxboro Middle School
Monticello Middle School
Urban Community School
Laurel School
St. Jude School
Madison Community Elementary
Communion of Saints
Citizens Leadership Academy

District 3 is now closed
St. Paschal Baylon School
Ballard Brady Middle School
Hudson Middle School
St. Francis of Assisi
Andrews Osborne Academy
Gross Schechter Day School
Mandel Jewish Day School
Solon Middle School
Cuyahoga Heights Middle School
University School
Chagrin Falls Middle School
Memorial Middle School
Mayfield Middle School
Kirtland Middle School
Beachwood Middle School
St. Rita School

Barb Tschantz

Barb has been involved with Power of the Pen since 2009 as a judge, coach, and tab room supervisor, recently managing tournaments throughout Northern Ohio. Barb is an instructor of middle childhood reading and writing in Kent State University’s School of Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum Studies. She also serves on the leadership council of the National Writing Project at Kent State University, responsible for programs and communications.

After nearly a decade of experience with Power of the Pen, Barb remains in awe of the creativity and wisdom demonstrated in the writing of the program’s young authors.

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

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