We are so thrilled to share that high school writers affiliated with The Adroit Journal have brought home a total of twenty-three awards from the National YoungArts Foundation’s 2020 YoungArts Awards!

From the YoungArts website:

The National YoungArts Foundation is proud to announce the 2020 YoungArts winners—686 of the nation’s most promising young artists in the visual, literary, design and performing arts. 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 2020 winners, all 15–18 years old or in grades 10–12, is available online at youngarts.org/winners.  
 

Congratulations to the 2020 YoungArts Award winners affiliated with The Adroit Journal!

Kelsie Bennett, NC
Summer Mentee (Poetry — Gabrielle Bates)
Writing – Spoken Word (Merit)

Daniel Blokh, AL
Summer Mentee (Creative Nonfiction — Caroline Crew)       
Writing – Spoken Word (Honorable Mention)

Emory Brinson, NC
Summer Mentee (Poetry — Antonio Lopez)

Writing – Poetry (Merit)

Isabella Cho, IL
Summer Mentee (Poetry — Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello)

Writing – Poetry (Finalist)

Annika Clark, AZ
Summer Mentee (Fiction — Dana Diehl)

Writing – Short Story (Merit)

Ollie Kim Dupuy, CA
Summer Mentee (Creative Nonfiction — Caroline Crew)

Writing – Poetry (Honorable Mention)

Hannah Han, CA
Summer Mentee (Fiction — Jenny Xie)

Writing – Short Story (Merit)

Isabella Jiang, NJ
Summer Mentee (Poetry — Kimberly Grabowski Strayer)

Writing – Play or Script (Merit)

Yasmeen Khan, TX
Summer Mentee (Fiction — Angie Sijun Lou)

Writing – Short Story (Finalist)

Felix Killingsworth, SC
Summer Mentee (Poetry — Conor Bracken)

Writing – Creative Nonfiction (Merit)

Sarah Lao, GA
Summer Mentee (Poetry — Kyle Dacuyan)

Writing – Poetry (Finalist)

Esther Lee, CA
Previous Content Writer
Writing – Poetry (Honorable Mention)

Youngseo Lee, AZ
Web Intern
Writing – Creative Nonfiction (Finalist)

Jeffrey Liao, NJ
Summer Mentee (Poetry — Megan Fernandes)
Writing – Poetry (Finalist)

Cynthia Lu, MA
Summer Mentee (Poetry — Rachel Inez Marshall)

Writing – Poetry (Merit)

Frances McKittrick, NY
Summer Mentee (Fiction — Michelle Ross)

Writing – Play or Script (Finalist)
Writing – Short Story (Honorable Mention)

Uma Menon, FL
Summer Mentee (Poetry — Eloisa Amezcua)
Writing – Poetry (Honorable Mention)

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

Writing – Poetry (Merit)

Grace Wang, IN
Summer Mentee (Poetry — Aidan Forster)

Writing – Short Story (Honorable Mention)

Jieyan Wang, ID
Summer Mentee (Fiction — Lucas Church)
Writing – Short Story (Finalist)

Lydia Wei, MD
Summer Mentee (Poetry — Jane Wong)

Writing – Poetry (Finalist)

Krystal Yang
Summer Mentee (Fiction — Melissa Goodrich)

Writing – Short Story (Merit)

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Stay tuned for information regarding the 2020 YoungArts Week Writers’ Reading, which will be live-streamed on the YoungArts website.

 

Peter LaBerge
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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