Raise Your Glass: Adroit Meets the 2019 YoungArts Awards!

We are so thrilled to share that high school writers affiliated with The Adroit Journal have brought home a total of fourteen awards from the National YoungArts Foundation’s 2019 YoungArts Awards!

From the YoungArts website:

The National YoungArts Foundation is proud to announce the 2019 YoungArts winners—710 of the nation’s most promising young artists in the visual, literary, design and performing arts. Selected from thousands of applications and representing artists from 44 states, YoungArts winners gain access to one of the most comprehensive programs for emerging artists in the United States, offering financial, professional and artistic development opportunities over the course of their careers. A complete list of the 2019 winners, all 15–18 years old or in grades 10–12, is available online at youngarts.org/winners.  

Congratulations to the 2019 YoungArts Award winners affiliated with The Adroit Journal!

Daniel Blokh, AL
Summer Mentee (Creative Nonfiction — Caroline Crew)       
Writing – Poetry (Merit)

Bronwen Brenner, NY
Summer Mentee (Fiction — Laura Citino)

Writing – Creative Nonfiction (Finalist)

Eliza Browning, CT
Summer Mentee (Poetry — Matt W. Miller)

Writing – Poetry (Merit)

Emma Choi, VA
Summer Mentee (Poetry — Emily Paige Wilson)

Writing – Short Story (Honorable Mention)

Audrey Kim, PA
Summer Mentee (Poetry — Nancy Reddy)

Writing – Poetry (Honorable Mention)

Qingying (Susan) Li, MA
Summer Mentee (Poetry — Natasha Oladokun)
Writing – Poetry (Merit)

Serena Lin, NJ
Summer Mentee (Poetry — Lo Kwa Mei-en)

Writing – Creative Nonfiction (Finalist)

Eunice Lee, CA
Summer Mentee (Fiction — Cady Vishniac)
Writing – Short Story (Merit)

Juliet Lubwama, PA
Summer Mentee (Poetry — Denice Frohman)

Writing – Poetry (Finalist)

Megan Lunny, PA
Summer Mentee (Fiction — Eshani Surya)

Writing – Short Story (Finalist)

Sophie Paquette, MI
Summer Mentee (Creative Nonfiction — Kayleb Rae Candrilli) & Previous Prose Reader

Writing – Short Story (Finalist)

Sahara Sidi, VA
Summer Mentee (Nonfiction — Caroline Crew)
Writing – Creative Nonfiction (Finalist)

Nikki Velletri, RI
Summer Mentee (Poetry — Meg Day)

Writing – Poetry (Finalist)

Anna Wang, IL
Summer Mentee (Poetry — Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello)

Writing – Poetry (Merit)


Stay tuned for information regarding the 2019 YoungArts Week Writers’ Reading, which will be live-streamed on the YoungArts website.

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.