Willoughby, OH (PRWEB) January 16, 2014
On January 25th, Andrews Osborne Academy (AOA) will be hosting over 200 students from 17 area schools participating in the Ohio Power of the Pen writing competition. The competition, now in its 29th year, is an educational enhancement program devoted to excellence in creative writing.
Schools can enter teams of six students each from 7th and 8th grade. The students are assigned to three different rounds of writing where they are given a prompt and have 40 minutes to respond to that prompt. The writings are judged and awards are presented to the top teams and to the top individuals in the competition. Contestants will qualify for the regional competition by placing in the top 50% at the district competition and have the possibility of advancing to the state tournament.
The competition was coordinated by Andrews Osborne Academy’s Middle School Language Arts Teacher, Mrs. Lynne Ely, and the Power of the Pen state committee. The judges include the writing coaches from competing schools, as well as Dr. Adam Stier, Assistant Professor of English at Lake Erie College, Ms. Addie Hopes, English Instructor at Lake Erie College, Ms. Marina Vladova, AOA English Department Chair and Ms. Suzy Lefelhocz, AOA senior and former Power of the Pen state finalist.
Andrews Osborne Academy (AOA) is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day (grades Pre-Kindergarten through 12th) and boarding (grades 7-12) school near Cleveland, on a 300 acre campus located in Willoughby, Ohio. Our Academy offers elementary, middle and secondary education to committed students in a multicultural setting. Enrollment opportunities for the 2014-15 school year are available. Contact the Office of Admission to arrange a tour at 440-942-3600.