Amazing Kids! Magazine

Sarina Patel, Jr. Assistant Editor and Comic Hub Co-Editor

Sarina Patel, Jr. Assistant Editor and Comic Hub Co-Editor, has won 9 Royal Palm Literary awards, 2 Candice Coghill awards, 1 Honorable Mention in the New York Times’ January 2018 student contest, 1 Honorable Mention in the 2017 Florida State Poets’ Association competition, and 1 Honorable Mention in the 2017 Hillsborough Council of Teachers of English Writing awards, among others. She has had her work featured in MENSA, Amazing Kids!, Teen Ink, Creative Communications, FWAVine, The Scepter, Khaas Baat, and the Hillsborough Council of Teachers of English. Hailed by former Children’s Poet Laureate Kenn Nesbitt as a “marvelously talented young poet”, Sarina published her debut poetry book Spoet in 2015 and will publish another poetry book in winter 2018. Sarina recently graduated from summer multimedia programs at the Poynter Institute for Media Studies (2017) and Nova Southeastern University (2018). She serves as a Comic Hub Co-Editor and Jr. Assistant Editor at Amazing Kids! (where she interviewed Sal Khan of Khan Academy), a MENSA YM2 Staff Writer, and formerly served as the Features Editor of the nationally recognized newspaper at her previous school. At school, Sarina serves as the founder and Editor-in-Chief of her school newspaper, Vice President of Future Business Leaders of America, Program Oral Interpretation captain of Speech and Debate, and member of the new Diversity Task Force. Outside of school, Sarina composes on the piano, violin and laptop, speaks multiple languages, and pushes for the education and nourishment of Indian children as an active youth ambassador on the national youth leadership council for a nonprofit organization called Akshaya Patra.