Power of the Pen
Sponsored by Mr. Barrington
Trophies won by the Athens Middle School
Power of the Pen Team
Athens Middle School will be well represented at the State “Power of the Pen” Creative Writing Tournament at the College of Wooster on Friday, May 25.
7th Graders Zerin Khan, Anne Li, and Callie Blazier have all had an outstanding season and will be traveling to Wooster. 8th Grader Audrey Jennings has also qualified, and Zac Oberg was named as an alternate for state competition, but both have opted to participate instead in the 8th Grade class trip to Washington, D.C., which, unfortunately, coincides with the Power of the Pen tournament.
Saturday, March 10 at Unioto High School 200 writers from
Southeastern Ohio participated in a Power of the Pen tournament.
Athens Middle School "Power of the Pen" creative writing team placed second
in the southeastern Ohio region. Additionally, the 7th Grade team placed fourth.
Individually, Audrey Jennings placed 8th, Zerin Khan placed 9th, and Anne Li placed 12th. They thereby qualify for the State Power of the Pen tournament to be held at the College of Wooster on May 25. Also qualifying for state is Callie Blazier, who placed 21st. Other Athens Middle School participants Saturday were Captain Emma Buchanan, Emma Hauser, Zac Oberg, Tirosh Matzuba-Ehrlich, and Lucy Powell. All of these students performed and behaved in an exemplary fashion, a credit to their school, their families, and themselves. The Power of the Pen team would like to thank Linda Parsons, Amy Jennings, and Melanie McGrath for their help and support.
On Saturday, February 10, at Ohio University the Power of the pen teams competed in
the district tournament.
Individual Top 12 finishers for AMS were:
1st Place-Anne Li
3rd Place-Emma Buchanan
4th Place-Emma Hauser
4th Place-Zerin Khan
5th Place-Tirosh Matzuba-Ehrlich
10th Place-Callie Blazier
In addition to winning the prize for Most Outstanding 7th Grade Writer, Anne Li also won a coveted "Best of Round" award.
8th Grade Starters: Emma Buchanan, Audrey Jennings, Grace Yang, Emma Hauser, Annie Kruse, and Zach Oberg
8th Grade Alternates: Hannah Rickey and Melissa Cheng
Other 8th Grade Members include: Max Taylor-Milner, Andrew Dewald, Daniel Bell-Moran, Dani Cartee, Adam Edwards, Kortland Flickinger, Anya Miller, and Olga Sormaz
Congratulations to the 7th grade team who placed 1st overall.
7th Grade Starters: Anne Li, Callie Blazier, Zerin Khan, Lucy Powell, Michael Carson, and Tirosh Matzuba-Ehrlich.
7th Grade Alternates: Alane Suhr and the Eli Redfern
Other 7th Grade Members include: Lexii Cummings, Sean King, Caleb Sarchione, Elena Smith, Joshelyn Smith, Madison Stricklin, Meelim Li, Eli Catania, and Jonathan Williford.
AMS Computer Club Staff
Edited by: Eli Redfern