7th grade team: Front row left to right: Kristina Pazzelli, Kylie Dean, Gabby Smith. Back row left to right: Abby Pearson, Paige Miller, Jade Manasco, Courtney McKenzie, Camryn Sutton. (Not pictured Amanda Minich)
8th Grade Team: Front row left to right: Hannah Sprague, Skylee Bowlin, Sarah Jarvis, coach Rachelle Ring. Back row left to right: Kirsten Plocher, Andrea Soltis-West Branch judge, Kristen Sedlacek, Valerie Mobley, Micah Burns, Emilee Sanor. (Not pictured Carrie Barnes)
Approximately 140 7th and 8th grade students competed on Saturday February 1 at South Range Middle School in the Power of the Pen district tournament.
The West Branch 8th grade team placed 1st out of 11 schools and the seventh grade team placed 4th .
Individual awards went to
Kirsten Plocher placed 7th
Valerie Mobley 9th
Micah Burns 11th
Paige Miller 12th
Power of the Pen is in its 29th and delivers interscholastic tournament competitions for 7th and 8th graders in the state of Ohio.