This year’s north regional Power of the Pen tournament was held virtually and concluded with a live-streamed award announcement on Thursday, May 28th. The creative writing of Birchwood’s students earned the 7th grade team 2nd place and the 8th grade team 3rd place. Additionally, Sinan Haufe (7th) won 11th place individually. About 200 students qualified for this tournament from about 40 schools.
7th grade team: Sebastian Boyer, Cadence Guo, Sinan Haufe, Chloe Leng, and Dilan Nadkarni
8th grade team: Sofia Boyd, Abigail Gemechu, Samyuktha Iyer, James Mamone (Parma), and Dyani Nautiyal
The Alliance for Young Writers & Artists delivered exciting news to Birchwood eighth grader, Qiwen Wu, that she is a national medalist. Her short story “Because of You,” received a gold key Scholastic Art & Writing award at the regional level. At the national level the story was awarded a Silver Medal.
Birchwood School of Hawken is a member of the Ohio Association of Independent Schools (OAIS), the Cleveland Council of Independent Schools (CCIS), the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), and the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS). Birchwood School is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Central States.