February 6, 2016, the Jonathan Alder Junior High School Power of the Pen team competed in the District tournament at Gahanna Middle School West.
Among the Alder competitors were seventh-graders Elaina Winslow, Millia Runkle, Will Engle, Maddy Duffield, Annie Hirshberg, and Caleb Keene. Eighth-graders included Jenna Kiefer, Rebecca White, Madison Shaw, Grace Pomatary, Max Whener, and Jordan Gall.
The competitors traveled to GMSW to compete in the District tournament. It was a fun-packed day that involved hanging with friends, Chipotle and representing the school district. Elaina Winslow took 6th over the entire 7th grade. Millia Runkle won Best of Round 1 over the entire 7th grade.
The Regional Tournament qualifiers are seventh-graders Wilson, Runkle, Engle, Hirshberg, and Keene. Eighth-graders include Shaw, Pomatary, and Gall. The Regional Tournament is March 12, 2016. The awards ceremony for the Regional Tournament starts at 2:00 p.m at Gahanna Middle School South.