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Old Trail School takes top honors in regional writing tournament

4/3/2014 - West Side Leader
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By Staff Writer

Photo courtesy of Old Trail School
BATH — Old Trail School’s seventh- and eighth-grade Power of the Pen teams competed in the regional Power of the Pen Tournament at Kent State University Feb. 22.

The eighth-grade team won first place in the region. Tea Tate was an individual medalist with a 12th-place finish, and Luke Armao also received a “Best of the Best” distinction from the District Tournament. Luke also received the Harp Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in Creative Writing, and a commendation from Kent State University inviting him to seek a scholarship there when he is ready to choose a university.

The seventh-grade team finished in fourth place among all the schools in the region, led by Jordan Cotrill, who placed second individually. Jordan also received special recognition for a “Best of the Best” story from the District Tournament at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in January.

The seventh-grade and eighth-grade teams’ combined score earned them the Sweepstakes Trophy for the best school performance in Power of the Pen in the region.

The Old Trail School teams are coached by Language Arts teachers Erik Korvne (grade eight) and Christina Macso (grade seven).

The combined team is shown above.

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