Advisors: Emily Tonacchio (7th) and Anthony DeFrances (8th)
Students from Harding Middle School competed in the Power of the Pen District Tournament at Mt. Union University on January 5th. Emma Settle placed 4th place out of 101 8th graders at the District Power of the Pen Tournament. Emma will now compete in the Regional Power of the Pen Competition on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at Malone University. We are all very proud of Emma's hard work!

Power of the Pen is an interscholastic writing league that sponsors creative writing competitions among 7th and 8th grade students throughout Ohio. The students participate in three rounds of writing. In each round, the students are given a writing prompt and must create a story based on the prompt within a 40 minute time span.

Writers on the 7th grade team included Anthony Shevlin, Kennedy Conrad, Olivia Reese, Isabella Yetts, Lindsay Busby, and Abigail Gilman.

The 8th grade team was comprised of Sofia Slifka, Aidan Gray, Emma Chancio, Dianna Lanaghan, Emma Settle, Gabriella Carrocci, and Hannah Winkler.