2015 Power of the Pen Regional Tournament

Posted: Tuesday, February 10, 2015 by: Helene Sheets | Category: Education

Lourdes University is pleased to host the fifth annual 2015 Power of the Pen (POP) Regional Tournament on Wednesday, March 11 in the Franciscan Center at 6832 Convent Blvd. in Sylvania. The event runs from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

POP is Ohio’s leading interscholastic program in written expression. Sponsored by ProMedica and Lourdes, students from more than 30 middle and junior high schools throughout the region compete to move onto the state finals in May at Wooster College.

The first round begins at 10:05 a.m. with two consecutive rounds following. At 2:30 p.m., individual contestant awards and school team trophies are presented by Stephanie Cihon, ProMedica corporate director. Mary Arquette, Lourdes’ vice president for institutional advancement will provide the opening and closing remarks.

Ohio’s Power of the Pen award-winning educational enhancement program aims to exact a positive impact upon the overall academic achievement of Ohio’s 7th and 8th grade students, particularly in the realm of creative writing and original writing content. POP does so by providing in-class instructional aids that serve more than 120,000 students throughout the year; 7,500 of which will go on to compete in a POP tournament.

The program also assists teachers in the ongoing task of facilitating better student writing. POP is a network that shares ideas and instructional materials and provides quality tools and resources to identify, challenge and reward excellence.

For more information on the Power of the Pen program, contact visit www.powerofthepen.org.

Press Release Contact Name: Helene Sheets
Press Release Contact Email: hsheets@lourdes.edu
Press Release Contact Phone: 419-824-3965
Organization Name: Lourdes University
Website or Link: www.lourdes.edu
Organization Address: 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania, OH, 43560