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Published: March 26, 2014 12:00 AM

Eighth-grade writers

are second in district

In addition to Harmon School's seventh-grade Power of the Pen team taking third place at the Garfield Middle School district tournament in January, which was reported previously in the Advocate, the eighth-grade team took second place.

For the eighth-graders, coached by Leonard Spacek, Quinlan Custodio took fifth place, Nikki Murikinati was seventh and Carrie Harper was eighth.

Those three eighth-graders, along with eighth-grader Emily Killian and seventh-graders Michelle Guan, Sidney Hilston and Colin Weil, advanced to the regional competition at Kent State University, where Weil won best of round in two of the three writing prompts.

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Power of the Penn is an interscholastic writing league in which students are given a prompt on which they must base an essay or short story. Participants are encouraged to be creative and must complete the short story or essay within 40 minutes.

Other eighth-graders in the district competition were Paige Hartenburg and Hanna Duncan. Other seventh-graders were Daphney Miller, Katie Cochran, Rachel Ryabogin, Rose Vachon and Keshore Gowrishankar. The seventh-grade coach is Laquita Timberlake.

Top students named

The following students at Harmon School were named top students or athletes for last week:

Athletes -- Easa Bahlor, Katelyn Glaser and Morgan Riedel; sixth-graders -- Grayson Heath, Emma Hesse, Cade Montgomery and Abigail Toth; seventh-graders -- Dominic Felice, Hannah Mohan, Kyle Petersen, Sydney Prusha, Carley Salay and Madeline Schmitt; eighth-graders -- Jared DeMicco, Will Hermanowski, Justin Merrifield, Justin Paul and Katrina Spape.

More top pupils told

Caught being good last week at Leighton School were: Colin Grippi, third grade; Kiara Perez, fourth; and Mick Minite, fifth. All fourth- and fifth-grade choir students should turn in their Ethan Bortnick concert permission slips by April 4.

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