Jaysen Cook E.A. LANEY HIGH SCHOOL • 10TH GRADE
THE AZALEA FESTIVAL
The sweet smells waft through the streets,
The music pounds, the sound and different beats,
Chatter can be heard from the crowd,
The sound of rejoicing loud and proud,
The flowers bright and beautiful,
The vendors and entertainment anything but dull,
The Festival brings those from afar,
To Wilmington, our shining star.
Jaysen’s family moved to Wilmington when he
was 3, and they have gone to the Azalea Festival
many years since. His favorite school subjects
are the sciences and visual arts because he likes
seeing the world from many different perspectives.
When not in school, he draws and reads, mostly
science fiction and adventure books. He partici-pates
on Laney’s SeaPerch robotics team.
WBM april 2020 COURTESY NC AZALEA FESTIVAL