Avon Student Places Among Top 1%

Several Avon Middle School students recently competed at the Power of the Pen State Tournament at the College of Wooster.

Several Avon Middle School students recently competed at the Power of the Pen State Tournament at the College of Wooster.

Several Avon Middle School students recently competed at the Power of the Pen State Tournament at the College of Wooster.

Power of the Pen is a creative writing club that encourages students to use their imagination and create the most unique stories they can dream up in 40 minutes.

8th grader, Josie Reinker, placed among the top 1% (top 54 writers) in the State.

9th grader, Rachel Hapanowicz, received a scholarship for $24,000, for her excellence in writing, should she choose to attend The College of Wooster. Hapanowicz was also 8th in the state last year as an 8th grader. (she was recognized during the competition).

8th grader Josie Reinker.

8th grader Josie Reinker.

Overall, Avon Middle School’s Power of the Pen team had a phenomenal year. In January, the team started the season with the District competition at Columbia Middle School. Seventh grader Mat Flores placed fourth and Marta Koziy placed third. Eighth-grader Julia Biniek placed 10th, Josie Reinker won the Best of Round Award for her third story, and Tiara Eddington placed first, among 13 schools. Overall, the 7th grade team placed fourth and the 8th grade team placed third. Avon moved onto the Regional competition with nine writers which was held at Perkins Briar Middle School in March. Seventh-grader Amara Wagner placed fifth and the 8th grade team placed fourth. The final competition for the Power of the Pen team is the State level at The College of Wooster College in May. Avon had five students qualify for such a prestigious level. They were, 8th graders Tiara Eddington, Isabelle Giannetti, Josie Reinker, and 7th graders Mat Flores and Amara Wagner.

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