June 2, 2021
ROCKY RIVER, Ohio - The Rocky River Middle School 8th grade Power of the Pen team finished in fifth place out of 168 teams at the state tournament. Team members include Jordyn Belko, Rebekah Douglas, Kaiya Mayich, Gigi Moeller and Beatrix Stickney.
The team, which placed second at the district tournament and third at the regional competition earlier this year, is in its inaugural season of competition under advisor Melissa Stickney.
Power of the Pen is the leading interscholastic program in written expression for 7th and 8th graders in Ohio. The organization’s mission is to empower young people to find and develop a creative voice that is uniquely their own by engaging students in interscholastic writing tournaments and providing a platform for publication.