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
Columbia Middle School
13646 W River Rd, Columbia Station, OH 44028
on February 8, 2020
Coordinator: Kyleen Wilson   


Northern District 2
Monticello Middle School
2182 Maramar Blvd., University Heights, OH 44118
on December 14, 2019
Coordinator: Debbie Frost    

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
20 positions available

District 2
20 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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