On Wednesday “06880” ran a story on Staples’ robotics team — 1st in the Northeast, now shooting for an international championship.
That was only part of Haris Durrani’s week.
Today the senior learned he’s earned a national portfolio gold medal in writing.
Out of 185,000 entries in the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers contest, only 16 qualified for gold.
Past winners include Truman Capote, Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath and Joyce Carol Oates.
The honor is nice. Even nicer, it carries a $10,000 scholarship.
Haris will be honored onstage — at Carnegie Hall — on May 31.
Unless, that is, he’s got a robotics competition elsewhere in the world.