Could Ron Anahaw be the next J.K. Rowling?
Anahaw, a high school senior at the George Washington Carver Center for Arts & Technology in Towson, has won a national portfolio gold medal — and $10,000 — in the prestigious Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, funded by Scholastic Inc., best known as publisher of Rowling's famed Harry Potter series.
Anahaw will be honored June 11 at Carnegie Hall in New York, and will be published in a book of work by the writing award winners.
Writing has been an evolution for Anahaw, 17, of Nottingham, who is American and whose parents are from the Philippines. He said he could write before he could speak. His parents tried to teach him...