Yep, you heard right! Emily, Genevieve, and Kelsey are the three lucky students that are going to state for their amazing skills in writing and creative minds. If you are wondering about Power of the Pen(POP) then I’d be happy to explain. POP is a club where kids join to write short stories and let their creative mind wander far and have a chance to be awarded for it! At competitions tons of teams show up for a chance at winning. An interesting fact is that the 7th grade team placed 4th at District and then continued on to place 3rd at Regionals! A run-off from that is that POP goes to three competitions, District, Regional, and State. For state only a few kids are picked to go based on their writing skills and the competition will be held at the College of Wooster. State will be held on Friday, May 26th. This is to the McDowell kids, show some encouragement to your classmates by wishing them luck! Plus a huge thanks to our writing coaches Mrs. Smith and Mrs. Ross for being the best coaches we could ask for an always pushing us to work hard and really think about what we are going to write. Another reason to why #mcdowellstudentsarethebest!