Power of the Pen

Mission Statement

  • Because the ideas, dreams and beliefs of today's youth form the foundation of tomorrow's communities in Ohio, Power of the Pen is dedicated to helping young people find and develop a creative voice that is uniquely their own. It is a mission we will realize when we inspire every teacher and challenge every student to truly embrace the art of creative expression through writing as a life skill.

    Our Commitment to Excellence

    POP is committed to being the leading interscholastic program in written expression. Originally designed for writers at the 7th and 8th grade levels, POP:

    » Delivers interscholastic tournament competitions for young writers throughout Ohio.
    » Assists teachers in the ongoing task of facilitating better student writing by providing quality tools and resources to identify, challenge, and reward excellence.

    » Provides teachers with an educational network that shares ideas and instructional materials to improve expressive writing skills.

    The program's aim is to positively impact academic achievement overall. POP does so by providing in-class instructional aids that will serve more than 120,000 students in Ohio this year. More than 7,500 students will compete directly in a Power of the Pen tournament.

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Club Description

  • We are a creative writing team that was meeting once a week to write on different prompts.  The team typically competes in three levels of competition--district, regional, and state. Unfortunately, the 2020 state competition has been cancelled; however, our regional qualifiers WILL still be competing. This year, due to the pandemic, regional qualifiers will be competing in an online regional competition on Saturday, May 16th. 

Activities Schedule

  • Power of the Pen has scheduled an on-line regional competition on Sat. May 16.  Please check messages from your coaches for more information!  


Participation Fees

  • This club entails a $20 club fee.