We are so thrilled to share that high school writers affiliated with The Adroit Journal have brought home a total of twenty-six awards from the National YoungArts Foundation’s 2021 YoungArts Awards!

From the YoungArts website:

YoungArts is thrilled to announce the 2021 YoungArts award winners—659 of the most accomplished young visual, literary and performing artists from across the country. YoungArts award winners gain access to one of the most comprehensive programs for artists in the United States in which they will have opportunities for financial, creative and professional development support throughout their entire careers.

Selected through the organization’s prestigious competition, YoungArts award winners are chosen for their caliber of artistic achievement by esteemed discipline-specific panels of artists through a rigorous blind adjudication process. A complete list of the 2021 winners, all 15–18 years old or in grades 10–12, is available online at youngarts.org/winners
 

Congratulations to the 2021 YoungArts Award winners affiliated with The Adroit Journal!

Lukas Bacho, CA
Summer Mentee (Fiction — Scott Fenton)
Writing – Short Story (Honorable Mention)

Christian Butterfield, KY
Summer Mentee (Creative Nonfiction — Krys Malcolm Belc)       
Writing – Creative Nonfiction (Honorable Mention)
Writing – Spoken Word (Merit)

Spencer Chang, Taiwan
Summer Mentee (Poetry — Raena Shirali)

Writing – Poetry (Finalist)

Jennifer Chiu, TN
Summer Mentee (Poetry — Aram Mrjoian)

Writing – Short Story (Merit)

Madelyn Dietz, MI
Summer Mentee (Fiction — Angie Sijun Lou)

Writing – Short Story (Finalist)

Taylor Fang, UT
Summer Mentee (Poetry — Trista Edwards)

Writing – Poetry (Merit)

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

Writing – Short Story (Finalist)

May Hathaway, NY
Summer Mentee (Creative Nonfiction — Caroline Crew)

Writing – Creative Nonfiction (Honorable Mention)

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

Writing – Play or Script (Honorable Mention)

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

Writing – Poetry (Merit)

Divyasri Krishnan, MA
Summer Mentee (Poetry — Michael Frazier)

Writing – Poetry (Honorable Mention)

Corrine Leong, CA
Poetry Reader
Writing – Poetry (Honorable Mention)

Emily Liu, IL
Summer Mentee (Poetry — Christina Im)
Writing – Poetry (Merit)

Katie Lu, PA
Summer Mentee (Fiction — Kwame Opuku-Duku)
Writing – Play or Script (Honorable Mention)

Sophie Main, NY
Summer Mentee (Fiction — Sophie Klahr)

Writing – Poetry (Merit)

Uma Menon, FL
Summer Mentee (Poetry — Eloisa Amezcua)
Writing – Spoken Word (Merit)

Sofia Miller, CA
Summer Mentee (Fiction — Alexandra Tanner)

Writing – Short Story (Merit)

Sarah Mohammed, CA
Summer Mentee (Poetry — Ruben Quesada)

Writing – Poetry (Finalist)

Lana Perice, OR
Summer Mentee (Fiction — Elaine Hsieh Chou)

Writing – Novel (Merit)

Gayatri Rajan, MA
Summer Mentee (Poetry — Claudia Cortese)
Writing – Poetry (Merit)

Maia Siegel, MI
Summer Mentee (Poetry — Hannah Cohen)
Writing – Creative Nonfiction (Finalist)

Grace Song, NY
Summer Mentee (Poetry — Claire Schwartz)

Writing – Poetry (Honorable Mention)

Elyse Thomas, FL
Summer Mentee (Poetry — Gabriella R. Tallmadge)

Writing – Poetry (Finalist)

Jonathan Truong, CA
Summer Mentee (Fiction — Erin Jones)

Writing – Short Story (Merit)

Katherine Vandermel, NJ
Summer Mentee (Fiction — Erinrose Mager)

Writing – Poetry (Finalist)

Jennifer Xiang, CA
Summer Mentee (Poetry — Alycia Pirmohamed)

Writing – Poetry (Merit)

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Stay tuned for information regarding the 2021 YoungArts Week Writers’ Reading. Information will be made available via the YoungArts website.

 

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