Elms Students Show that Words Have Power

Our Lady of the Elms Power of the Pen Tournament ParticipantsAKRON, OH – The District Power of the Pen Tournament was held on January 7 at Our Lady of the Elms School. The Elms middle school students were one of 15 schools that competed in the event. Coached by middle school teacher Lisa Walker, the seventh and eighth grade teams each placed third overall.

Eighth graders Alex Coleman and Sara Khan placed in the individual competition, second and fourteenth respectively. Seventh graders Avian Austen and Rachael Rice also placed in the individual competition, fourth and sixth respectively.

Seventh graders Avian Austin, Christianna Poblete, Talia Reiss, and Rachael Rice; and eighth graders Kaylee Brunton, Erin Coffman, Alex Coleman, Sara Khan, Lacy Nicholas, and Catherine Ross have qualified to compete at the regional tournament at the Kent State University on February 25.


Our Lady of the Elms School, an independent, Catholic school rooted in the Dominican tradition, educates girls and young women to listen openly, evaluate wisely, speak bravely, lead justly, and serve compassionately. The Elms elementary school is a nationally recognized Blue Ribbon School.

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4 responses to “Elms Students Show that Words Have Power

  1. Congratulations to all the students who did so well
    in the District Power of the Pen Tournament.
    We are proud of you and your teacher Lisa Walker.
    Keep up the good work.

  2. CONGRATULATIONS TO EACH OF YOU ELMS STUDENTS! I am so proud of all you are able to accomplish. Thanks to the teachers as well as the students who offered their best in this tournament.

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