The Brooklyn City Schools are the proud home of two State Qualifiers for the Power of the Pen competition! Congratulations to 7th grader Malak Chafki and 8th grader Elias Perez who will both advance to the virtual Power of the Pen State Competition sponsored by Otterbein College on Saturday, May 15th. Both students qualified based on their impressive performances at the recent regional competition held virtually through Baldwin-Wallace University on Saturday, March 13th. Malak ranked 25th out of 63 contestants while Elias earned a sixth-place finish at the competition. Brooklyn’s Power of the Pen writers are coached by Kathleen Mack (7th grade) and Jacinta Bader (8th grade). The Power of the Pen is Ohio’s award-winning educational enhancement program devoted to excellence in creative writing. Congratulations once again, and best of luck to Malak Chafki and Elias Perez at the upcoming Power of the Pen State Competition!