Power of the Pen team 2021

The 2021 Power of the Pen State Tournament, hosted virtually by Otterbein University in May, was the culminating event of the year for Ohio's 7th and 8th grade Power of the Pen writers.

Students earn a spot in the state tournament with exceptional writing at the district and regional events. 

Power of the Pen team 2021

PHOTO (left to right): Abby Miller, Adelaide Morales, Brina Crellin, Ashley Odom


This year, Country Day proudly sent four 8th grade students to the state tournament: Brina Crellin, Abby Miller, Adelaide Morales, and Ashley Odom. Brina, Abby, and Adelaide have been members of the team since 7th  grade, and each writer has earned a top 12 score in either a district or regional tournament this year. Ashley formally joined the team as an 8th grader; her commitment to her craft and her ability to earn a state qualifying score in her first year are impressive. At state, the 8th-grade team placed 10th out of 168 teams!