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191 Students get their orientation Saturday at Botkins Local School for the day's Power
of the Pen Competition. CNO Photos by Bob Robinson
 
DeColores, Versailles Students earn POP honors

Power of the Pen…
DeColores Montessori 7th Grader Troutwine takes two top awards
By Bob Robinson

DeColores Montessori and Versailles Middle School students took honors in Saturday’s Seventh and Eighth Grade Power of the Pen competition at Botkins Local School, with DeColores student Jacob Troutwine earning First Place in the Seventh Grade Individual Contest.

Troutwine also earned Seventh Grade Best of Round Three with his essay entitled, “Overreacting to Overcast Weather.”

In other Individual Seventh Grade results, Megan Marchal, Versailles, took Second Place, and Hannah Grilliot, Versailles, took 13th Place.

In the Individual Eighth Grade competition, Quincy Battes, Versailles, took 10th Place, Maddy Rickett, Versailles, took 11th Place while Masso Rivelti, DeColores Montessori, took 13th place.

In Seventh Grade Team competitions, First Place went to Fort Loramie High School, Second Place to Minster Middle School, Third Place to Saint Marys Middle School and Fourth Place to Piqua Catholic.

In Eighth Grade Team competitions, First Place went to Tippecanoe Middle School, Tipp City, Second Place to Minster Middle School, Third Place to Fort Loramie High School and Fourth Place to Sidney Middle School.

One hundred ninety one students from 18 schools participated in the annual writing contest, with five schools participating from Darke County. In addition to DeColores Montessori and Versailles Middle School, Franklin Monroe, Greenville Junior High and Mississinawa Valley each sent teams.

Winners in the District contest will be invited to participate in the Regional contest in March.

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Grade 7 1st Place Fort Loramie High School
 
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Grade 7 2nd Place Minster Middle School
 
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Grade 7 3rd Place Saint Marys Middle School
 
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Grade 7 4th Place Piqua Catholic
 
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Grade 8 1st Place Tippecanoe Middle School, Tipp City
 
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Grade 8 2nd Place Minster Middle School
 
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Grade 8 3rd Place Fort Loramie High School
 
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Grade 8 4th Place Sidney Middle School
 

 
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