West Side Montessori impressed judges in March when they walked away as champions of the Power of the Pen regional competition.
“The little school that won big” had two middle school teams take first place in their respective team competitions. Their combined total scores resulted in the first time ever that WSM received the Highest Points Award.
Claire Kohler and Benjamin Theis earned first place as individual writers, Maddy Vesoulis earned second, Parker Caesar earned eleventh, and Libby Stupica and Zaynab Lazreq tied in fifteenth place. Benjamin continued to make WSM proud when he was awarded a Best of the Best honor for a January district competition story.
The story will be published in this year’s Book of Winners which showcases the best stories written statewide.
The individual award winners will have an opportunity to compete at the state competition on May 22 and 23 at The College of Wooster.