DeKalb Schools senior adds published author to list of feats

DeKalb Early College Academy senior Khalil Mohhamed Siddeeq already is expected to graduate in May with his diploma and an Associate's degree.

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.

Siddeeq has been accepted into Georgia State University. He said he is also waiting to hear from other colleges, including Chicago State University, New York University, Morehouse College and Yale University.