Herricks High School junior Mia Carranza earned a third-place award at Nassau Community College's regional Poetry Out Loud competition on Feb. 8. This event encourages students to learn about great poetry through memorization and recitation.
Mia successfully recited the poems, “The River of Bees” by W.S. Merwin, “And If I Did, What Then” by George Gascoigne and “Brian Age Seven” by Mark Doty. She prepared for the contest under the guidance of teacher Alan Semerdjian. A talented literary student, she was also recently named a Silver Key award winner in the Scholastic Art and Writing program.