Power of the Pen Team Members Advance

Five of the top 250 Power of the Pen Writers in Ohio are West Side Middle School students in 2023!
Skylar Sachs (8th-level), Hazel Shanahan (8th-level), Lauren Metzger (8th-level), Ziad Yassine (8th-level), and Shaan Lealh (7th-level) competed in the state tournament rounds 1-3.

Two of those writers, Skylar Sachs and Hazel Shanahan, advanced as finalists to the 4th round, putting them in the top 50 writers in their grade level in the state of Ohio. Skylar Sachs was recognized at the State Tournament on May 18-19, 2023, with Awards for Platinum Pen and a $1500 scholarship to Ashland University!