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Brady's Power of the Pen Teams Excel!


The Brady Middle School Power of the Pen teams excelled at the District Competition held at University School in Shaker Heights this past weekend, with the eighth grade team earning a second place team trophy and the seventh grade team bringing home a third place trophy out of the 15 schools that competed in each grade division.

The eighth grade team included Emma Briskin, Emily Ciuprinskas, Hunter Dewey, Faye Fahsbender, Ta'Mia Fannin, and Ian Resnick. Out of more than 70 individual eighth grade competitors, Emma Briskin won the 6th place Best Overall Award for her writing. She also won an award for Best of Round, in which one of her stories was deemed the best piece of writing out of all of the eighth graders at the tournament in that round.

The seventh grade team included Angela Kalina, McKenna Kirman, Jackson Leb, Robert Miron, Annabella Rico, and Zoey Yelsky. Robert Miron earned the 6th place Best Overall Award for his writing, and Jackson Leb won the 8th place Best Overall Award out of more than 70 seventh graders who competed.

Power of the Pen is a nationwide interscholastic program in written expression. Students are given a "prompt" and have a defined time period in which to write a story based on that prompt. Students' work is evaluated on creativity, expressiveness, and excellence.

The BMS teams have been working together since the fall under the direction of Language Arts teachers Jeff Kapostasy and Lee McClain and assistant coaches Sarah Dibenedetto and Jenna Drozd and represented Brady Middle School extremely well in competition. They now go on to the Regional competition at Hudson Middle School in April. 

Congratulations to our amazing Power of the Pen teams!

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