Read Jude Connor's story "In a Pickle" HERE.
Read Dani Zilka's story "Running" HERE.
On Saturday, February 11th, 11 Berkshire students arrived at Chardon Middle School to compete at the 2017 Power of the Pen District competition.
The 7th grade team consisted of Kelsey Adams, Jude Connors, Ian Martin, Eli Ray, and Lizzy Sounik,
The 8th grade team included Gennah Brown, Lexi Byler, Courtney Czekaj, Maddie Kotowski, Diana Shale, and Dani Zilka.
These students prepared for this event through weekly writing activities and assignments to strengthen their writing abilities.Writers were coached and guided by Maria Koler and Nichole Kiczek.
At the competition, students were required to attend three different 40 minute writing sessions and to respond to a variety of creative writing prompts. The writing pieces were then scored and ranked by area judges and the results announced at a culminating awards ceremony.
An enormous congratulations to Dani Zilka who placed 14th out of 93 eighth grade writers. Jude Connors placed 8th overall and was also recognized for his creative talents, winning a coveted best-of-round award.
Special thanks to Lynn Hunter who offered her time to help judge the event.
Congratulations to these hardworking and creative students who did such a fine job representing their school at this event.