The Edison Middle School a real power in Power of the Pen competition

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Mar. 15—BERLIN HEIGHTS — The Edison Middle School Power of the Pen team competed in district competition on Jan. 28.

Due to a conflict with the SBC basketball tournament, the Chargers competed in the St. Mary's division this year. The seventh-grade team finished in third place. Ella Pennell was district champion and Elena Moore was the runner-up. Elena will have 2 of her writing pieces published in the Power of the Pen Book of Winners for winning the Best of the Round in two of her writing rounds.

In addition to Ella and Elena, Annabelle Seville and Eric Gibson will be moving on to the regional competition.

The eighth-grade team was district champion. Becca Houser placed third, Lizzie Campbell placed fifth, Jillian Weilnau placed 8th, and Mary Moon placed 12th. Lizzie Campbell will also have her writing published for winning the Best of the Round. All team members are moving on to compete in the regional competition.

Both teams are coached by Colleen Hansen.