The Bayport-Blue Point School District would like to congratulate Bayport-Blue Point High School 11th-grade student Jillian Carson for being selected as a National Gold Medal winner in the 2019 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for her original poem, “Lavender and Black Coffee.”
According to Jillian, “Lavender and Black Coffee” speaks to the themes of family and life in general. Her love for poetry began at a young age; she began to write original works as early as the fourth grade.
Due to her success in this competition, Jillian will be honored alongside the other National Medal winners during a ceremony held at Carnegie Hall on June 6.
Photo courtesy of the Bayport-Blue Point School District