Middle School Takes Home Awards from Power of the Pen District Tournament

Power of the Pen is dedicated to helping young people find and develop a creative voice that is uniquely their own.
In January, WSM Middle Schoolers competed against 15 other schools in the Northwest Ohio Region's District 1 Power of the Pen Tournament (POP). Students are given a prompt and have 40 minutes to write an original essay. Qualifying students will move on to the Northwest Ohio regional competition next month.
We're so proud of the entire POP team and their dedicated coach, Mary Brandon!
Nadia Chaudhary with Awards


8th Grade:
Nadia Chaudhary, 1st Place
Liz Treat, 6th Place
Evelyn Flanagan, 8th Place
Presley Csortos, 9th Place

7th Grade:
Hazel Shanahan, 3rd Place
Skylar Sachs, 5th Place
Kieran Davis, 9th Place
Lauren Metzger, 12th Place

Best of Round
7th Grade, Round 1: "Essence of Freedom" by Lauren Metzger
8th Grade, Round 2: "Hooves" by Liz Treat
8th Grade, Round 3: "Poor Guy" by Liz Treat

Team Awards
7th Grade: West Side Montessori, 1st Place 
8th Grade: West Side Montessori, 2nd Place

Read Nadia Chaudhary's essay, "My Best Friend, Other Half, and Doubles Partner"