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Student Achievements:
National Scholastic Art & Writing Awards (2013-)


Note: Students whose recognition preceded affiliation with the journal—as well as contributors (both past and present)—are not listed.

 

Rebecca Alifimoff, IN, Summer Mentee (Poetry)

Gold Medal – Poetry, 2016
Silver Medal – Poetry, 2016

Julia Allen, NY, Summer Mentee (Poetry) & Editorial Intern*

Silver Medal – Poetry, 2014

Sophie Allen, NY, Summer Mentee (Poetry)

Silver Medal – Writing Portfolio, 2017

Isabella Alvarez, NH, Summer Mentee (Fiction)

American Voices Medal (Best-in-Region) – Personal Essay/Memoir, 2018
Gold Medal – Personal Essay/Memoir, 2018
Gold Medal – Poetry (x3), 2019
Gold Medal – Short Story, 2019
Silver Medal – Poetry (x2), 2019
Silver Medal – Personal Essay/Memoir, 2018

Madeline Anderson, IL, Poetry Reader*

Silver Medal – Writing Portfolio, 2014

Margot Armbruster, WI, Summer Mentee (Poetry)

Gold Medal – Poetry (x3), 2018
Gold Medal – Poetry, 2017
Silver Medal – Poetry, 2018
Silver Medal – Writing Portfolio, 2018

Darius Atefat-Peckham, MI, Summer Mentee (Poetry)

National Student Poet Commendation (Midwest), 2018
Silver Medal – Poetry, 2019

Luisa Banchoff, VA, Poetry Reader*

Gold Medal – Writing Portfolio, 2013
Gold Medal – Short Story, 2013
National Student Poet Commendation (Southeast), 2013

Tess Becket, PA, Summer Mentee (Poetry)

American Visions Medal (Best in Region) – Photography, 2019
Gold Medal – Photography, 2019
Gold Medal – Poetry, 2019
Silver Medal – Poetry, 2018
Silver Medal – Writing Portfolio, 2019

Yasmin Belkhyr, NY, Summer Mentee (Poetry)

Gold Medal – Flash Fiction, 2014
Gold Medal – Poetry, 2014

Daniel Blokh, AL, Summer Mentee (Nonfiction)

Gold Medal – Personal Essay/Memoir, 2017
Gold Medal – Poetry (x2), 2018
Silver Medal – Novel Writing, 2017
National Student Poet Commendation (Southeast), 2018

Bronwen Brenner, NY, Summer Mentee (Fiction)

Silver Medal – Poetry (x2), 2018

Ariella Carmell, CA, Blog Correspondent*

Gold Medal – Poetry, 2015
Gold Medal – Short Story, 2015
Silver Medal – Poetry, 2015

Annie Castillo, VA, Summer Mentee (Poetry)

Gold Medal – Poetry, 2017
National Student Poet Commendation (West), 2017
Silver Medal – Poetry, 2018
Silver Medal – Poetry, 2017

Adriana Carter, SC, Summer Mentee (Poetry)

Gold Medal – Poetry, 2019

Stephanie Chang, Canada, Summer Mentee (Poetry)

Silver Medal – Poetry, 2019

Carissa Chen, CA, Summer Mentee (Poetry)

Gold Medal – Writing Portfolio, 2017
Gold Medal – Critical Essay, 2017
Gold Medal – Flash Fiction, 2017
Gold Medal – Painting, 2016
Gold Medal – Poetry, 2017
Gold Medal – Poetry, 2016
Silver Medal – Critical Essay, 2017
Silver Medal – Personal Essay/Memoir (x2), 2017
Silver Medal – Photography, 2016
Silver Medal – Writing Portfolio, 2017

Katie Chen, Canada, Summer Mentee (Fiction)

Gold Medal – Short Story, 2018

Sandra Chen, CA, Summer Mentee (Poetry)

Gold Medal – Writing Portfolio, 2019

Emma Choi, VA, Summer Mentee (Poetry)

Gold Medal – Poetry, 2018
Silver Medal – Poetry, 2017

Kathleen Cole, SC, Prose Reader*

Gold Medal – Poetry, 2013

Nathan Cummings, WA, Prose Reader*

Gold Medal – Writing Portfolio, 2014
Gold Medal – Flash Fiction, 2014
National Student Poet Commendation (West), 2014
Silver Medal – Poetry, 2013

Alexa Derman, NJ, Managing Editor*

Gold Medal – Flash Fiction, 2014
Gold Medal – Dramatic Script, 2014
Gold Medal – Personal Essay/Memoir, 2014

Lane Devers, MI, Prose Reader*

Gold Medal – Personal Essay/Memoir, 2019

Aline Dolinh, VA, Poetry Reader*

Gold Medal – Poetry, 2016

Maya Eashwaran, GA, Summer Mentee (Poetry)

American Voices Medal (Best in Region) – Poetry, 2016
Best in Grade Award – Poetry, 2016
Gold Medal – Poetry, 2016
National Student Poet Commendation (South), 2017

Sophie Evans, LA, Summer Mentee (Poetry)

American Voices Medal (Best in Region) – Poetry, 2016
Gold Medal – Poetry, 2016
Silver Medal – Short Story, 2016
Silver Medal – Writing Portfolio, 2017
Silver Medal w/ Distinction – Writing Portfolio, 2017

Julia Falkner, CO, Prose Reader*

Gold Medal – Poetry, 2015
National Student Poet Commendation (West), 2015

Taylor Fang, UT, Summer Mentee (Poetry)

National Student Poet Commendation (West), 2019
Gold Medal – Poetry, 2019

Nadia Farjami, CA, Marketing Intern

Gold Medal – Poetry, 2019
Gold Medal – Poetry, 2018
Silver Medal – Critical Essay, 2018
Silver Medal – Poetry, 2019
Silver Medal – Poetry, 2018

Joseph Felkers, MI, Poetry Reader*

Gold Medal – Poetry, 2018

Lauren Finkle, CA, Summer Mentee (Poetry)

Silver Medal – Poetry, 2015

Maeve Flaherty, CT, Summer Mentee (Fiction)

Silver Medal – Poetry, 2016

Aidan Forster, SC, Summer Mentee (Poetry) & Blog Editor*

Best in Grade Award – Poetry, 2016
Gedenk Award for Tolerance – Poetry, 2016
Gold Medal – Personal Essay/Memoir, 2018
Gold Medal – Poetry, 2018
Gold Medal – Poetry, 2016
Silver Medal – Poetry, 2018
Silver Medal – Poetry, 2016
Silver Medal w/ Distinction – Writing Portfolio, 2018

Jocelyn Gao, CA, Summer Mentee (Creative Nonfiction)

Silver Medal – Poetry, 2019

Samuel Gee, SC, Summer Mentee (Poetry)

Gold Medal – Personal Essay/Memoir, 2017

Ava Goga, NV, Summer Mentee (Poetry)

Silver Medal – Mixed Media, 2016
Silver Medal – Poetry, 2016

Victoria Gong, MS, Summer Mentee (Fiction)

Gold Medal – Short Story, 2019
Silver Medal w/ Distinction – Writing Portfolio, 2019

Eden Gordon, NY, Summer Mentee (Poetry)

Gold Medal – Poetry, 2015
Silver Medal – Short Story, 2015

Jaclyn Grimm, FL, Summer Mentee (Fiction) & Prose Reader

Gold Medal – Poetry, 2017
Gold Medal – Short Story, 2017

Alexandra Gulden, LA, Summer Mentee (Fiction)

Silver Medal – Short Story, 2017

Kathryn Hargett, AL, Summer Mentee (Poetry)

Gold Medal – Poetry, 2016

Jacqueline He, CA, Summer Mentee (Fiction)

Gold Medal – Poetry, 2018

Henry Heidger, MO, Blog Correspondent*

Gold Medal – Poetry, 2015

Miles Hewitt, WA, Poetry Reader*

National Student Poet Commendation (West), 2013

Mai Hoang, NH, Summer Mentee (Poetry)

American Voices Medal (Best in Region) – Personal Essay/Memoir, 2019
Gold Medal – Journalism, 2018
Gold Medal – Personal Essay/Memoir, 2019
Gold Medal – Poetry, 2018
Silver Medal – Critical Essay, 2018
Silver Medal – Journalism, 2018

Julia Hogan, SC, Prose Reader*

Gold Medal – Personal Essay/Memoir, 2013
Gold Medal – Poetry, 2013
Gold Medal – Short Story, 2013
Silver Medal – Writing Portfolio, 2013

Allison Huang, NJ, Poetry Reader*

Silver Medal – Writing Portfolio, 2017

Eileen Huang, NJ, Summer Mentee (Poetry) & Marketing Intern*

American Voices Medal (Best in Region) – Personal Essay/Memoir, 2018
Gold Medal – Personal Essay/Memoir, 2018
Gold Medal – Poetry (x2), 2018
Silver Medal w/ Distinction – Writing Portfolio, 2018

Kinsale Hueston, CA, Poetry Reader

Gold Medal – Poetry, 2018

Lilly Hunt, MS, Summer Mentee (Fiction)

Gold Medal – Personal Essay/Memoir, 2018
Silver Medal – Personal Essay/Memoir, 2018

Heather Jensen, AZ, Summer Mentee (Poetry)

Gold Medal – Short Story, 2018
Silver Medal – Poetry, 2018
National Student Poet Commendation (West), 2018

Isabella Jiang, NJ, Summer Mentee (Poetry)

Silver Medal – Short Story, 2019

Nadia Jo, MA, Summer Mentee (Poetry)

Silver Medal – Poetry, 2018

Alexandra Karaim, AZ, Summer Mentee (Poetry)

American Voices Medal (Best in Region) – Short Story, 2017
Silver Medal – Writing Portfolio (x2), 2017

Audrey Kim, PA, Summer Mentee (Poetry)

American Voices Medal (Best in Region) – Poetry, 2018
Gold Medal – Poetry, 2019
Gold Medal – Poetry, 2018

Chloe Kim, MA, Poetry Reader*

Silver Medal w/ Distinction – Writing Portfolio, 2017

Madeline Kim, CA, Summer Mentee (Poetry) & Prose Reader*

Gold Medal – Personal Essay/Memoir, 2015
Gold Medal – Poetry, 2016
Silver Medal – Writing Portfolio, 2016

Peter LaBerge, CT, Founder & Editor-in-Chief

American Voices Medal (Nomination) – Poetry, 2013
Gold Medal – Poetry, 2013

Ezra Lebovitz, NJ, Summer Mentee (Poetry)

Gold Medal – Poetry, 2018

Claire Lee, NY, Poetry Reader*

National Student Poet Commendation (Northeast), 2013
Silver Medal – Writing Portfolio, 2014

Elizabeth Lemieux, ME, Summer Mentee (Poetry)

Gold Medal – Short Story, 2017
Gold Medal – Poetry, 2017
Silver Medal – Writing Portfolio, 2017

Isabella Li, NC, Summer Mentee (Fiction)

Gold Medal – Critical Essay, 2018

Allison Light, AR, Prose Reader*

Gold Medal – Poetry, 2013
Silver Medal – Poetry, 2014

Rachel Litchman, IL, Summer Mentee (Poetry) & Poetry Reader*

American Voices Medal – Personal Essay/Memoir, 2017
Gold Medal – Personal Essay/Memoir, 2017
Gold Medal – Poetry, 2017
Silver Medal – Personal Essay/Memoir (x2), 2017

Katherine Liu, IL, Summer Mentee (Poetry)

American Voices Medal – Poetry, 2017
Silver Medal – Poetry, 2017
Silver Medal – Writing Portfolio, 2017

Helene Lovett, LA, Summer Mentee (Poetry)

Silver Medal – Writing Portfolio, 2015

Vivian Lu, NJ, Summer Mentee (Fiction)

Silver Medal – Flash Fiction, 2018
Silver Medal – Short Story, 2018

Megan Lunny, PA, Summer Mentee (Fiction)

American Voices Medal (Best in Region) – Short Story, 2019
Gold Medal – Short Story, 2019

Emily Mack, IL, Summer Mentee (Poetry)

Gold Medal – Poetry (x2), 2015

Kaley Mamo, NY, Summer Mentee (Fiction)

Best in Grade Award – Flash Fiction, 2017
Gold Medal – Flash Fiction, 2017
Silver Medal – Flash Fiction (x2), 2018
Silver Medal – Flash Fiction, 2017
Silver Medal – Writing Portfolio, 2018

Christine Marella, CA, Poetry Reader*

Gold Medal – Poetry, 2014

Alyssa Mazzoli, SC, Summer Mentee (Poetry)

Silver Medal – Personal Essay/Memoir, 2018

Molly McGinnis, ID, Poetry Reader*

American Voices Medal (Best in Region) – Short Story, 2013
Silver Medal – Writing Portfolio, 2013

Abbie Minard, PA, Summer Mentee (Poetry)

Gold Medal – Critical Essay, 2016
Silver Medal w/ Distinction – Writing Portfolio, 2016

Catherine Mosier-Mills, PA, Prose Reader*

Gold Medal – Short Story, 2014

Alyssa Mulé, GA, Summer Mentee (Poetry)

Gold Medal – Personal Essay/Memoir, 2016

Meghana Mysore, OR, Summer Mentee (Poetry)

Silver Medal – Poetry, 2016
Silver Medal – Writing Portfolio, 2016

Mia Nelson, CO, Poetry Reader*

Gold Medal – Flash Fiction, 2016

Amelia Nierenberg, NY, Prose Reader*

Gold Medal – Flash Fiction, 2013
Gold Medal – Short Story, 2014

Rebecca Oet, OH, Summer Mentee (Poetry)

Silver Medal – Poetry, 2019
Silver Medal – Poetry, 2018

Aaron Orbey, MA, Prose Reader*

Silver Medal – Writing Portfolio, 2014

Sophie Paquette, MI, Summer Mentee (Creative Nonfiction) & Prose Reader*

Silver Medal w/ Distinction – Writing Portfolio, 2019

Noel Peng, CA, Summer Mentee (Poetry)

Gold Medal – Poetry, 2017

Taylor Petty, VA, Summer Mentee (Poetry)

Silver Medal – Poetry, 2016

Christina Qiu, NJ, Summer Mentee (Poetry & Fiction)

Gold Medal – Short Story, 2014
Silver Medal – Flash Fiction, 2014

Kathleen Radigan, RI, Poetry Reader*

Gold Medal – Writing Portfolio, 2013

Joey Reisberg, MD, Summer Mentee (Poetry)

National Student Poet Commendation (Northeast), 2017

Jae Haeng Rhee, TX, Summer Mentee (Fiction)

Silver Medal – Drawing & Illustration, 2017

Sahara Sidi, VA, Summer Mentee (Nonfiction)

Gold Medal – Personal Essay/Memoir (x2), 2018
Gold Medal – Poetry, 2018

Lucy Silbaugh, PA, Summer Mentee (Fiction)

American Voices Medal (Best in Region) – Short Story, 2015
Gold Medal – Short Story, 2015

Shannon Sommers, NY, Summer Mentee (Fiction) & Business Development Associate

Gold Medal – Personal Essay/Memoir, 2016

Audrey Spensley, OH, Summer Mentee (Fiction) & Poetry Reader

Best in Grade Award – Poetry, 2016
Gold Medal – Poetry, 2016
Gold Medal – Poetry, 2015
Gold Medal – Short Story, 2015
Silver Medal – Poetry, 2015

Talin Tahajian, MA, Poetry Editor

Silver Medal – Poetry, 2013

Parisa Thepmankorn, NJ, Poetry Reader

Silver Medal – Poetry, 2016

Emily Tian, MD, Summer Mentee (Poetry) & Poetry Reader

American Voices Medal (Best in Region) – Poetry, 2019
Gold Medal – Poetry, 2018
Gold Medal – Poetry (x2), 2019
Silver Medal – Personal Essay/Memoir, 2019
Silver Medal – Poetry, 2019
Silver Medal – Poetry, 2018
Silver Medal w/ Distinction – Writing Portfolio, 2019

Stephanie Tom, NY, Summer Mentee (Poetry)

Gold Medal – Poetry (x2), 2018

Sarah Tran, CA, Summer Mentee (Fiction)

Silver Medal – Flash Fiction, 2016

Caroline Tsai, IN, Summer Mentee (Poetry)

American Voices Medal (Best in Region) – Short Story, 2016
Gold Medal – Short Story, 2016
Silver Medal w/ Distinction – Writing Portfolio, 2016
Silver Medal – Poetry, 2016

Rebecca Tseng, Taiwan, Poetry Reader*

Silver Medal – Poetry, 2016

Nikki Velletri, RI, Summer Mentee (Poetry)

Gold Medal – Dramatic Script, 2019
Silver Medal – Poetry, 2019

Lucy Wainger, NY, Summer Mentee (Poetry)

Gold Medal – Poetry, 2016

Grace Wang, IN, Summer Mentee (Poetry)

Gold Medal – Flash Fiction, 2019
Gold Medal – Personal Essay/Memoir, 2019
Gold Medal – Poetry, 2019

Valerie Wu, CA, Summer Mentee (Fiction)

Gold Medal – Personal Essay/Memoir, 2018

Alisha Yi, NV, Summer Mentee (Poetry)

Gold Medal – Personal Essay/Memoir, 2018
Gold Medal – Personal Essay/Memoir, 2017

Jackie Yang, FL, Prose Reader*

Silver Medal – Short Story, 2014

Jessica Zhang, MA, Summer Mentee (Poetry)

Silver Medal w/ Distinction – Writing Portfolio, 2016

Audrey Zhao, CA, Summer Mentee (Poetry) & Blog Correspondent*

Silver Medal – Poetry, 2016

Adam Zhou, Philippines, Summer Mentee (Poetry)

Silver Medal – Personal Essay/Memoir, 2019

Grace Zhou, GA, Prose Reader*

Silver Medal – Humor, 2018
Silver Medal – Personal Essay/Memoir, 2017

Joyce Zhou, IL, Summer Mentee (Poetry)

Gold Medal – Poetry (x2), 2018
Silver Medal – Writing Portfolio, 2018

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* – indicates the staff member is an alum of the Adroit Journal staff.