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

Please email editors@theadroitjournal.org if you have an achievement to report. We're proud of our staff and mentorship alumni, and hope you'll share your good news with us! Note: Contributors, past and present, are not included on this list at this time.

Rebecca Alifimoff, IN, Summer Mentee (Poetry)
          American Voices Medal (Best in Region) - Flash Fiction, 2014
          Gold Medal - Personal Essay/Memoir, 2014
          Gold Medal - Poetry, 2016
         
Gold Medal - Poetry (x2), 2014
          Silver Medal - Flash Fiction, 2014
          Silver Medal - Poetry, 2016

Julia Allen, NY, Summer Mentee (Poetry) & Editorial Intern*
          Silver Medal - Poetry, 2014

Sophie Allen, CA, Summer Mentee (Poetry)
          Gold Medal - Flash Fiction, 2015
          Gold Medal - Poetry, 2016

Madeline Anderson, IL, Poetry Reader*
          Silver Medal - Writing Portfolio, 2014

Margot Armbruster, WI, Summer Mentee (Poetry) 
          Silver Medal - Poetry, 2016

Luisa Banchoff, VA, Poetry Reader*
          Gold Medal - Writing Portfolio, 2013
          Gold Medal - Short Story, 2013
          National Student Poet Commendation (Southeast), 2013

Yasmin Belkhyr, NY, Summer Mentee (Poetry)
          Gold Medal - Flash Fiction, 2014
          Gold Medal - Flash Fiction, 2013
          Gold Medal - Personal Essay/Memoir, 2013
          Gold Medal - Poetry, 2014
          Gold Medal - Poetry (x2), 2013
          Silver Medal - Poetry (x2), 2013

Daniel Blokh, AL, Summer Mentee (Creative Nonfiction) 
          Gold Medal - Personal Essay/Memoir, 2016
          Gold Medal - Poetry (x2), 2016
          
Silver Medal - Dramatic Script, 2015
          Silver Medal - Personal Essay/Memoir (x2), 2016

Emma Camp, AL, Summer Mentee (Poetry) 
          Gold Medal - Personal Essay/Memoir, 2016
          Gold Medal - Short Story, 2014

Walker Caplan, WA, Summer Mentee (Prose)
          Gold Medal - Flash Fiction, 2015

Ariella Carmell, CA, Blog Correspondent
          Gold Medal - Poetry, 2015
          Gold Medal - Short Story
, 2015
          Silver Medal - Poetry, 2015

Annie Castillo, VA, Summer Mentee (Poetry) 
          Silver Medal - Poetry, 2016
          Silver Medal - Short Story, 2016

Carissa Chen, NH, Summer Mentee (Poetry)
          American Visions Medal (Best in Region) - Drawing, 2014
          Gold Medal - Painting, 2016
          Gold
Medal - Painting, 2015
          Gold Medal - Poetry, 2016
          Silver Medal - Painting, 2015
          Silver Medal - Photography, 2016

Michelle Chen, NY, Summer Mentee (Poetry) 
          Silver Medal - Personal Essay/Memoir, 2016

Emma Choi, VA, Summer Mentee (Poetry) 
          American Voices Medal (Best in Region) - Poetry, 2016
          Silver Medal - Short Story, 2016

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 & Summer Mentor*
          Gold Medal - Flash Fiction, 2014
          Gold Medal - Dramatic Script, 2014
          Gold Medal - Personal Essay/Memoir, 2014

Maya Eashwaran, GA, Summer Mentee (Poetry)
          American Voices Medal (Best in Region) - Poetry, 2016
          Best in Grade Award - Poetry, 2016
          Gold Medal - Poetry, 2016
          Gold Medal - Poetry, 2015

Aline Dolinh, VA, Poetry Reader
          American Voices Medal (Best in Region) - Poetry, 2014
          
Gold Medal - Poetry, 2016
          Gold Medal - Poetry, 2013
          National Student Poet Commendation (Southeast), 2014

Sophie Evans, LA, Summer Mentee (Poetry)
          American Voices Medal (Best in Region) - Poetry, 2016
          
Gold Medal - Poetry, 2016
          Gold
Medal - Short Story, 2015
          Silver Medal - Short Story, 2016

Julia Falkner, CO, Prose Reader
          Best in Grade Award - Science Fiction/Fantasy, 2014
          Gold Medal - Poetry, 2015
          Gold Medal - Poetry, 2014
          Gold Medal - Science Fiction/Fantasy, 2014
          National Student Poet Commendation (West), 2015
          Silver Medal - Poetry, 2014

Lauren Finkle, CA, Summer Mentee (Poetry)
          Silver Medal - Poetry, 2015

Maeve Flaherty, CT, Summer Mentee (Prose) 
          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 - Poetry, 2016
          Gold Medal - Poetry, 2015

          Silver Medal - Poetry, 2016

Kindall Gant, LA, Summer Mentee (Poetry) 
          Silver Medal - Poetry, 2016

Samuel Gee, SC, Summer Mentee (Poetry) 
          Gold Medal - Poetry, 2016

Andrea Giugni, FL, Summer Mentee (Poetry)
          Gold Medal - Poetry, 2014

Charlotte Goddu, MA, Summer Mentee (Prose)
          Gold Medal - Flash Fiction, 2014

Ava Goga, NV, Summer Mentee (Poetry)
          Gold Medal - Poetry, 2014
          Silver Medal - Mixed Media, 2016
          Silver Medal - Poetry, 2016

Eden Gordon, NY, Summer Mentee (Poetry)
          Gold Medal - Poetry, 2015
          Silver Medal - Short Story
, 2015

Alexandra Gulden, LA, Summer Mentee (Poetry) 
          Silver Medal - Short Story, 2016

Erica Guo, CA, Summer Mentee (Poetry)
          Gold Medal - Poetry (x2), 2014

Kathryn Hargett, AL, Summer Mentee (Poetry)
          Gold Medal - Poetry, 2016

Jordan Harper, AL, Summer Mentee (Fiction) 
          Silver Medal - Humor, 2015

Caroline Harris, CA, Summer Mentee (Poetry)
          Gold Medal - Poetry, 2014

Henry Heidger, MO, Blog Correspondent*
          Gold Medal - Poetry, 2015

Angelo Hernandez-Sias, MI, Summer Mentee (Poetry) 
          Gold Medal - Flash Fiction, 2016
          Silver Medal - Poetry, 2016

Miles Hewitt, WA, Poetry Reader*
          National Student Poet Commendation (West), 2013

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

Cassandra Hsiao, CA, Summer Mentee (Poetry)
          Gold Medal - Poetry, 2015

Eileen Huang, NJ, Summer Mentee (Poetry)
          Gold Medal - Poetry, 2016
          
Gold Medal - Poetry, 2015

Christina Im, OR, Summer Mentee (Poetry)
          Gold Medal - Science Fiction / Fantasy, 2014
          Silver Medal - Novel Writing
, 2014

Alexandra Karaim, AZ, Summer Mentee (Poetry)
          American Voices Medal - Flash Fiction, 2016
          Gold Medal - Poetry, 2016
          
Gold Medal - Short Story, 2015
          Silver Medal - Poetry, 2016

Madeline Kim, CA, Summer Mentee (Poetry) & Prose Reader
          Gold Medal - Poetry, 2016
         
Gold Medal - Personal Essay & Memoir, 2015
          Silver Medal - Writing Portfolio, 2016

Peter LaBerge, CT, Founder & Editor-in-Chief
          American Voices Award (Nomination) - Poetry, 2013
          Gold Medal - Poetry, 2013

Claire Lee, NY, Poetry Reader*
          National Student Poet Commendation (Northeast), 2013
          Silver Medal - Writing Portfolio, 2014

Michal Leibowitz, NY, Summer Mentee (Poetry)
          Gold Medal - Short Story, 2014
          Silver Medal - Poetry, 2014
          Silver Medal - Writing Portfolio
, 2014

Elizabeth Lemieux, ME, Summer Mentee (Fiction) 
          American Voices Medal - Poetry, 2016
          
Gold Medal - Poetry, 2016
          
Gold Medal - Short Story, 2016
          
Gold Medal - Short Story, 2015
          Silver Medal - Poetry (x2), 2016

Allison Light, AR, Prose Reader*
          Gold Medal - Poetry, 2013
          Silver Medal - Poetry, 2014

Rachel Litchman, NH, Summer Mentee (Poetry) 
          American Voices Medal - Poetry, 2016
          
Gold Medal - Poetry, 2016

Katherine Liu, IL, Summer Mentee (Poetry)
          American Voices Medal - Personal Essay/Memoir, 2016
          Gold Medal - Poetry
, 2015

Helene Lovett, LA, Summer Mentee (Poetry)
          Silver Medal - Personal Essay/Memoir, 2014
          Silver Medal - Writing Portfolio, 2015

Emily Mack, IL, Summer Mentee (Poetry)
          American Voices Medal (Best in Region) - Poetry, 2014
          Gold Medal - Personal Essay/Memoir, 2014
          Gold Medal - Poetry (x2), 2015
          Gold Medal - Poetry (x2), 2014
          Gold Medal - Poetry, 2013
          Silver Medal - Personal Essay/Memoir, 2013
          Silver Medal - Poetry, 2013

Kaley Mamo, NY, Summer Mentee (Fiction) 
          Gold Medal - Flash Fiction, 2016
          
Gold Medal - Flash Fiction, 2015
          Silver Medal - Science Fiction/Fantasy, 2015

Christine Marella, CA, Poetry Reader
          Gold Medal - Poetry, 2014

Alyssa Mazzoli, SC, Summer Mentee (Fiction) 
          Gold Medal - Poetry, 2016

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
         
Gold Medal - Short Story, 2015
          Silver Medal w/ Distinction - Writing Portfolio, 2016
          Silver Medal - Poetry, 2015

Catherine Mosier-Mills, PA, Prose Reader*
          Gold Medal - Short Story, 2014

Alyssa Mulé, GA, Summer Mentee (Poetry) 
          Gold Medal - Personal Essay/Memoir, 2016
          Silver Medal - Short Story, 2013

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

Isabella Nilsson, OH, Prose Editor*
          Gold Medal - Short Story, 2015

Aaron Orbey, MA, Prose Reader*
          Silver Medal - Writing Portfolio, 2014

Noel Peng, CA, Summer Mentee (Poetry)
          Silver Medal - Poetry, 2016

Taylor Petty, VA, Summer Mentee (Poetry)
          Gold Medal - Poetry, 2014
          Silver Medal - Poetry, 2016

Christina Qiu, NJ, Summer Mentee (Poetry & Prose)
          Gold Medal - Short Story, 2014
          Silver Medal - Flash Fiction, 2014

Kathleen Radigan, RI, Poetry Reader*
          Gold Medal - Writing Portfolio, 2013

Brynne Rebele-Henry, VA, Summer Mentee (Poetry) & Blog Correspondent
          Gold Medal - Flash Fiction, 2015
         
Gold Medal - Novel, 2016

Joey Reisberg, MD, Summer Mentee (Poetry)
          Gold Medal - Poetry, 2016

Jae Haeng Rhee, TX, Summer Mentee (Fiction) 
          Gold Medal - Editorial Cartoon, 2016
          Gold Medal - Science Fiction/Fantasy, 2015
          
Silver Medal - Drawing and Illustration, 2016

Lucy Silbaugh, PA, Summer Mentee (Prose)
          American Voices Medal (Best in Region) - Short Story, 2015
          Gold Medal - Short Story, 2015

Shannon Sommers, NY, Summer Mentee (Prose) & Business Development Associate
          Gold Medal - Personal Essay/Memoir, 2016

Audrey Spensley, OH, Summer Mentee (Prose) & Poetry Reader
          Best in Grade Award - Poetry, 2016
          Gold Medal - Poetry, 2016
          Gold Medal - Poetry, 2015
          Gold Medal - Short Story, 2015

          Gold Medal - Short Story, 2014
          Silver Medal - Poetry, 2015

Eliana Swerdlow, PA, Summer Mentee (Poetry)
          Silver Medal - Flash Fiction, 2016

Talin Tahajian, MA, Poetry Editor
          Silver Medal - Poetry, 2013

Oriana Tang, NJ, Summer Mentee (Poetry) & Poetry Reader
          Best in Grade Award - Poetry, 2014
          Gold Medal - Poetry, 2014
          Gold Medal - Short Story, 2014
          Silver Medal - Poetry, 2014

Parisa Thepmankorn, NJ, Poetry Reader
          Silver Medal - Poetry, 2016

Sarah Tran, CA, Summer Mentee (Prose) 
          Silver Medal - Flash Fiction, 2016

Caroline Tsai, IN, Summer Mentee (Poetry)
          American Voices Medal (Best in Region) - Short Story, 2016
          Gold Medal - Critical Essay, 2015
          Gold Medal - Personal Essay / Memoir, 2014
         
Gold Medal - Poetry, 2015
          Gold Medal - Poetry, 2014
          Gold Medal - Short Story, 2016
          Silver Medal w/ Distinction - Writing Portfolio, 2016
          Silver Medal - Flash Fiction, 2015

          Silver Medal - Poetry, 2016
          Silver Medal - Poetry (x2), 2015
          Silver Medal - Poetry, 2014

Rebecca Tseng, Taiwan, Poetry Reader
          Gold Medal - Poetry, 2015
          Silver Medal - Poetry, 2016

Selin Turkyilmaz, IL, Summer Mentee (Poetry) 
          Silver Medal - Poetry, 2015

Alisa Wadsworth, NJ, Summer Mentee (Fiction) 
          Gold Medal - Poetry, 2015

Lucy Wainger, NY, Summer Mentee (Poetry)
          Gold Medal - Poetry, 2013
          Gold Medal - Poetry
, 2016
          Silver Medal - Poetry, 2013

Rona Wang, OR, Summer Mentee (Creative Nonfiction)
          Gold Medal - Personal Essay/Memoir, 2016
          Gold Medal - Poetry, 2016
          Gold Medal - Short Story, 2016

          Silver Medal w/ Distinction - Writing Portfolio, 2016
          Silver Medal - Short Story, 2014

Jackie Yang, FL, Prose Reader
          American Voices Medal (Best in Region) - Personal Essay/Memoir, 2013
          Silver Medal - Short Story, 2014

Alisha Yi, NV, Summer Mentee (Poetry)
          American Voices Medal (Best in Region) - Persuasive Essay/Memoir, 2016
          
Gold Medal - Poetry, 2016
          
Silver Medal - Poetry, 2015

Charity Young, WA, Summer Mentee (Fiction)
          Gold Medal - Novel Writing, 2015
          
Gold Medal - Painting, 2014
          
Silver Medal - Short Story, 2014

Carrie Zhang, NJ, Poetry Reader & Summer Mentee (Poetry)* 
          Silver Medal - Poetry, 2015

Jessica Zhang, MA, Summer Mentee (Poetry) 
          Silver Medal w/ Distinction - Writing Portfolio, 2016

Emily Zhang, MD, Summer Mentee (Poetry)
          Gold Medal - Poetry, 2015
          Silver Medal - Short Story, 2015

Audrey Zhao, CA, Summer Mentee (Poetry) & Blog Correspondent 
          Silver Medal - Poetry, 2016

Emily Zhao, MO, Summer Mentee (Prose) & Prose Reader
          Gold Medal - Short Story, 2015
          Silver Medal - Writing Portfolio, 2015

Lily Zhou, CA, Summer Mentee (Poetry)
          Best in Grade Award - Short Story, 2016
          
Gold Medal - Short Story, 2016

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