Two Valley View Junior High students received recognition for their writing at the Power of the Pen district awards. Power of the Pen is Ohio’s original interscholastic creative writing program for junior high students.
Inara Arnett received 2nd place overall in the district contest out of almost 200 writers. She also received the Best of Round Award for her piece, “The Reckoning.”
Ainsley Richards received the Directors Choice award at the district contest for her piece, "Grown Up.”
Arnett and Richards will advance to the regional competition at the end of February.
Lacey Abner and Sean Fileccia earned Awards of Merit in the program.
"We are so proud of their performance and the way they represent Valley View," said 8th Grade Language Arts teacher Jenn Harshberger.
Photo: L to R: Ainsley, Inara, 8th Grade Language Arts teacher Jenn Harshberger, Lacey, and Sean.