He recently added published author to his list of accomplishments.
Khalil, 17, published his first novel, "The Buried Laboratory," in October. He won the 2017 Young Writers Contest, the first male winner of the contest. The book, published by BookLogix, is about a teenage boy, Rouk Sabree, the subject of an uneventful study designed to pull an extra-dimensional being into the physical world. While he has lived life being slightly above average, he apparently has been charged with combating threats to engulf the planet.