RAISE YOUR GLASS: Congratulations to the Adroit Class of 2017!

Every year, we at The Adroit Journal witness a brilliant class of high school seniors apply and head off to college. We’re honored to share the matriculation list of this year’s class of senior mentorship students and staff readers!

This year, the University of Pennsylvania snagged a whopping eight of our seniors, followed by Harvard University and Princeton University, which snagged seven and six Adroit students respectively.

In particular, we’re proud to share that mentorship student Cassandra Hsiao (’16, Poetry) made international headlines this year as an admit to all eight Ivy League schools and Stanford. Read her touching, evocative application essay here.

We wish each of the below forty students the best as they embark on their next chapters, and hope they’ll stay in touch! (We have a feeling they will.)


Sophie Allen (NY — ’16, Poetry), University of Massachusetts – Amherst

Nikita Bastin (CA — ’16, Poetry), University of Pennsylvania

Anjali Berdia (MD — ’16, Fiction), University of Pennsylvania

Caroline Bernstein (NJ — ’16, Fiction), New York University

Letitia Chan (MA — ’16, Poetry), Harvard University

Carissa Chen (NH — ’15, Poetry), Harvard University

Annabelle Crowe (NC — ’16, Poetry), Rice University

Maya Eashwaran (GA — ’15, Poetry), Princeton University

Sophie Evans (LA — ’15, Poetry), Princeton University

Kindall Gant (LA — ’16, Poetry), Sarah Lawrence College

Michel Ge (MO — ’16, Poetry), Deep Springs College

Samuel Gee (SC — ’16, Poetry), UNC Chapel Hill – Thomas Wolfe Scholar

Reuben Gelley Newman (NY — ’16, Poetry), Swarthmore College

Julia Gourary (NY — ’16, Fiction), Yale University

Alex Greenberg (NY — ’15, Poetry), Harvard University

Alexandra Gulden (LA — ’16, Fiction), Kenyon College

Kathryn Hargett (AL — ’15, Poetry), University of Alabama – Birmingham (Honors)

Cassandra Hsiao (CA — ’16, Poetry), Yale University

Elizabeth Kim (CA — ’16, Poetry), University of Pennsylvania

Anthony Lagana (PA — ’16, Poetry), University of Pennsylvania

Elizabeth Lemieux (ME — ’16, Fiction), University of Pennsylvania

Katherine Liu (IL — ’16, Poetry), Harvard University

Patricia Liu (OK — ’16, Poetry), Harvard University

Noel Peng (CA — ’16, Poetry), Princeton University

Ben Read (WA — ’15, Poetry), Reed College

Jae Haeng Rhee (TX — ’16, Fiction), Cornell University

Nicole Seah (Singapore — ’16, Poetry), University of Pennsylvania

Eliana Swerdlow (PA — ’16, Poetry), Yale University

Selin Turkyilmaz (IL — ’16, Poetry), Colgate University

Jamie Uy (Singapore — ’15, Poetry), New York University – Abu Dhabi

Alisa Wadsworth (NJ — ’16, Fiction), University of Pennsylvania

Emily Yin (MA — ’16, Poetry), Princeton University

Margaret Zhang (CA — ’16, Poetry), University of Pennsylvania


Chloe Kim (MA — Poetry Reader), Stanford University

Heidi Kim (NY — Prose Reader), Princeton University

Paloma Ruiz (TX — Poetry Reader), Harvard University

Justin Zhu (AZ — Editorial Assistant), Harvard University


Jordan Harper (AL — Prose Reader; Fiction Mentee, ’16), Emory University – Oxford College

Rachel Litchman (IL — Poetry Reader; Poetry Mentee, ’16), University of Wisconsin – Madison

We love you all so much! Congratulations!

Peter LaBerge

Peter LaBerge founded The Adroit Journal in 2010, as a high school sophomore. His work appears in Crazyhorse, Harvard Review, Indiana Review, Iowa Review, Kenyon Review Online, Pleiades, and Tin House, among others. He is the recipient of a 2020 Pushcart Prize.

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