Leyla Fern King received the highest Gold Key recognition for her poem “To Mama” in the 2019 Missouri Writing Region of the Scholastic Writing Awards Contest and now advances to national competition. She is a sophomore at John Burroughs School where she serves as sophomore justice on the student court and a member of Class 14 of Cultural Leadership.
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