The Mariemont Junior High School Power of the Pen team hosted the Southwest Ohio Region, District 2 competition on Jan. 25, with both teams and individuals earning top marks. Power of the Pen is Ohio’s award-winning educational enhancement program devoted to excellence in creative writing at the middle school level.
In a competition of 16 teams, the MJHS seventh grade team took home first place while the eighth grade team finished second in its grade level.
Additionally, in the individual competition, seventh grade students Emma Aiello and Ashley Bauer finished first and second, respectively. Among all eighth grade students, Ashely Stahl was fourth and Lily Bauer was fifth.
The Power of the Pen Southwest Ohio regional competition will be held at Wyoming Middle School on March 16 and Mariemont will learn which students advanced to the regional round in the coming weeks.