Qualifying for a spot on the school team is very competitive and selective. Many students try out but few make the final team, which can only be 6 writers with two alternates, at each grade level. However, Power of the Pen allows participating coaches to use its resources to enhance the classroom writing curriculum, so all language arts students at SASEAS benefit from our school's involvement in Power of the Pen.
Coached by Mrs. Sharon Bohlen, our Power of the Pen team did extremely well at their competition on Saturday, February 7. There were 20 schools participating with over 250 writers. Our 7th grade team placed third and Grace Haskins won the 11th place medal for 7th grade individual competition and Veronica Lakatos won the 8th place medal for the 8th grade individual competition. Many of our writers will be moving on to the next level of competition in March. Congratulations!