Lara AbuAli ’23 wins regional Gold Key award for poetry

Congratulations to Lara AbuAli ’23 who was recognized by the Region-at-Large program of the 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. AbuAli was awarded the Gold Key award for her poetry chapbook “Sleepless” which was selected from among more than 346,000 works as “the most outstanding work submitted in your region.” AbuAli’s work will now advance to national judging to be considered for a national medals in New York City.

Middle Schooler AbuAli is the first King’s student to receive this prestigious award. The Middle School’s writing workshop model gives students who love to write room to excel and experiment, and no doubt is helping to take students with innate talent — like AbuAli — to the next level.