Seventh- and eighth-graders at 11 schools in Mahoning and Trumbull counties participated in the Power of the Pen writing competition Saturday at Howland Middle School. The top three winners and top three schools in each grade, as well as Vindicator Excellence award-winners, were:
EIGHTH-GRADERS: Taylor Hopkins, Howland Middle School, first; and Jonathan Meals and Kelly Patrick, both South Range Middle School, second and third, respectively.
Seventh-graders: Moira Armstrong, Howland Middle, first; Taryn Rothbauer, Canfield Village Middle School; and Kirsten Plocher, West Branch Middle School.
Grade Eight: South Range Middle, first; Champion Middle School, second; Howland Middle, third.
Grade Seven: South Range Middle, first; Howland Middle, second; Canfield Village Middle School, third.
Vindicator Excellence in Writing Awards: Taylor Hopkins and Moira Armstrong, both Howland Middle.
Source: Power of the Pen