West Branch High School students competed at the first annual PenOhio writing tournament on Saturday, January 14, 2017. The 20-team tournament was held at The Mandel Center for the Humanities on the Eastern Campus of Cuyahoga Community College. During each of the three rounds of competition, students were challenged to write a creative story on an assigned prompt in only forty minutes.
Fourth place was awarded to the varsity writing team, coached by Mrs. Varble, and consisting of Sarah Jarvis, Valerie Mobley, Addie Morris, Ruchi Patel, Angela Young, and Peyton Zamarelli. Fifth place was awarded to the junior varsity writing team, coached by Ms. Hinkle, and consisting of Bethany Caruthers, Katie Downs, Amanda Minich, Landon Stitle, Camryn Sutton, and Emmi Williams. The students and teachers all had a fabulous time and are looking forward to next year's competition.
Pictured above: 1st row L to R, Camryn Sutton, Sarah Jarvis, Emmi Williams, Amanda Minich and Bethany Caruthers. 2nd row L to R, Mrs. Kerry Varble, Angela Young, Ruchi Parel, Addie Morris, Valerie Mobley, Landon Stitle, Ms. Tracy Hinkle and Katlein Downs. Absent from photo, Peyton Zamarelli.