We wanted to take this opportunity to update each of you on exciting
developments at Power of the Pen (POP). Firstly, we want to clarify some
misinformation that has been circulating within the educational
community, and alleviate any confusion. In no way is Power of the Pen
affiliated with the United Fellowship of the Pen or PenOhio, and Power
of the Pen neither condones nor authorizes the writing programs of
you may recall from our last communication in November, 2017, POP was
forced to cancel its 2018 season due to the unexpected passing of one of
its founders – Frank Merrill. For the 32 years Power of the Pen has
been in operation, Frank made the program possible with the scoring and
gridding of all tournaments each season and his tireless efforts prior
to, during and after the tournaments. Consequently, Frank’s passing made
it impossible to continue with the 2018 season on such short notice.
we are pleased to announce that POP will be returning in 2018-2019 for
its 33rd season, bigger and better than ever! POP is expanding its board
of trustees, and recently field tested its new and improved scoring and
gridding materials, which have been a resounding success. We are also working on making registration and reporting easier and more efficient through new online capabilities.
many of you are aware, Power of the Pen has provided quality writing
programs and competitions for more than three decades. During such time,
POP is proud to state that it has serviced nearly 500 school districts
in all 88 counties in Ohio. POP is looking forward to continuing its
tradition of excellence during the 2018-19 season.
In the coming weeks we will contact you as additional plans are made for the upcoming season.
With best regards and looking forward to seeing each of you in 2018-2019!
Power of the Pen Board of Trustees