Braves earn multiple awards during district writing tournament

NEWS RELEASE – Heather Higdon, Director of Communications

INDIAN HILL – Indian Hill Middle School (IHMS) student-authors shared their voices Saturday, February 1, participating in the Power of the Pen District Tournament at Mariemont Junior High School. Twelve IHMS writers competed alongside 140 students from 16 other schools. Braves produced 36 original stories throughout the course of the competition; 14 stories earned Superior ratings, and 18 stories earned Honors ratings from Power of the Pen judges.

          Indian Hill Middle School students participated in Power of the Pen Saturday, February 1, 2020. (Provided)

“This tournament involves both hard work and courage on behalf of our students,” said IHMS teacher Dr. Kim Given, who mentored the students during the competition. “We are so proud of our student-authors for taking a risk in sharing their writing with others.”

Special congratulations to the eighth-grade team for earning fourth place overall. Individual awards include: Grace Zhou (second place), Maria Nath (third place), and Lillie Waltz (ninth place). IHMS students Grace Li, Maria Nath, and Grace Zhou each came in first place in two out of three writing rounds. IHMS students Caroline Brown, Finley Hutten, and Julia Levine also scored a first-place spot in one of their writing rounds. 

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