Richmond County School System Student Honored as Poet Laureate Finalist

Davidson Poet

John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School senior Lillian DeLecuona was recently honored as one of the Poet Laureate finalists. This annual program is designed to encourage high school students to write original poems and to engage in the unique art form of poetry. The winner and four finalists, who were selected by Judson Mitcham, were honored by Governor Deal and First Lady Sandra Deal at the Georgia State Capitol. 

Lillian's award-winning poem, "Ybor City," was published in the Atlanta Magazine and can be read here. 

“Writing poetry plays a crucial role in educating Georgia’s students, advancing literacy through meaningful connections to reading, writing, and language arts,” said Karen Paty, executive director of Georgia Council for the Arts. “The work of these young poets is incredible. We are extremely proud to honor their talent and efforts, and we look forward to seeing them succeed in the future.”