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Student Achievements:
NATIONAL YOUNGARTS AWARDS & U.S. PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLAR RECOGNITION (2012-)

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.


Nicole Acton, MI, Prose Reader*
        Finalist - Writing (Short Story), 2012
        Merit - Writing (Dramatic Script), 2012
        United States Presidential Scholar in the Arts - Writing (Short Story), 2012

Olivia Alger, MI, Summer Mentee (Fiction) 
        Finalist - Writing (Short Story), 2016

Bindu Bansinath, NJ, Poetry Reader & Blog Editor*
        Finalist - Writing (Short Story), 2015
        Merit - Writing (Short Story), 2014
        Merit - Writing (Short Story), 2013

Yasmin Belkhyr, NY, Summer Mentee (Poetry)
        Finalist - Writing (Poetry), 2014
        Honorable Mention - Writing (Short Story), 2013
        Merit - Writing (Creative Nonfiction), 2014
        Merit - Writing (Poetry), 2013
        United States Presidential Scholar in the Arts - Semifinalist, 2014

Russell Bogue, CT, Prose Editor*
        United States Presidential Scholar in Academics - Connecticut (Male), 2012

Walker Caplan, WA, Summer Mentee (Prose)
        Finalist - Writing (Short Story), 2015
        United States Presidential Scholar in Academics - Nominee, 2016

Carissa Chen, NH, Summer Mentee (Poetry)
        Finalist - Photography, 2016
        Finalist - Writing (Poetry), 2015
        Merit - Visual Arts, 2016


Lois Carlisle, SC, Interview Correspondent
        Finalist - Writing (Poetry), 2013
        United States Presidential Scholar in the Arts - Semifinalist, 2013

Michelle Chen, NY, Summer Mentee (Poetry) 
        Honorable Mention - Writing (Poetry), 2016

Kathleen Cole, SC, Prose Reader*
        Finalist - Writing (Short Story), 2013
        Honorable Mention - Writing (Poetry), 2013

Nathan Cummings, WA, Prose Reader*
        Merit - Writing (Short Story), 2014

Alexa Derman, NJ, Managing Editor*
        Finalist - Writing (Creative Nonfiction), 2013
        Merit - Writing (Short Story), 2013

Noah Dversdall, OH, Poetry Reader* 
        Finalist - Writing (Poetry), 2015

Lindsay Emi, CA, Summer Mentee (Prose)
        Finalist - Writing (Creative Nonfiction), 2016
        United States Presidential Scholar in the Arts - Semifinalist, 2016

Julia Falkner, CO, Prose Reader
        Finalist - Writing (Poetry), 2015

Griffin Blue Fay, CA, Summer Mentee (Poetry) 
        Honorable Mention - Writing (Poetry), 2016
        Honorable Mention - Writing (Poetry), 2015
        Merit - Writing (Spoken Word), 2016

Aidan Forster, SC, Summer Mentee (Poetry) & Blog Editor
        Merit - Writing (Short Story), 2017

Katherine Frain, SC, Poetry Editor*
        Honorable Mention - Writing (Poetry), 2015
        Merit - Writing (Short Story), 2014

Samuel Gee, SC, Summer Mentee (Poetry) 
        Finalist - Writing (Creative Nonfiction), 2017

Ava Goga, NV, Summer Mentee (Poetry) 
        Finalist - Writing (Poetry), 2016

Julia Gourary, NY, Summer Mentee (Fiction) 
        Finalist - Writing (Short Story), 2017

Kathryn Hargett, AL, Summer Mentee (Poetry) 
        Honorable Mention - Writing (Poetry), 2017
        Merit - Writing (Creative Nonfiction), 2017

Jordan Harper, AL, Summer Mentee (Fiction) & Prose Reader
        Honorable Mention - Writing (Creative Nonfiction), 2017

Angelo Hernandez-Sias, MI, Summer Mentee (Fiction) 
        Merit - Voice (Singer/Songwriter), 2017
        Merit - Writing (Selection from Novel), 2016
        Merit - Writing (Selection from Novel), 2015

Kamden Hilliard, HI, Poetry Editor*
        Finalist - Writing (Creative Nonfiction), 2012

Julia Hogan, SC, Prose Reader*
        Finalist - Writing (Creative Nonfiction), 2013
        Honorable Mention - Writing (Poetry), 2013
        United States Presidential Scholar in the Arts - Semifinalist, 2013

Cassandra Hsiao, CA, Summer Mentee (Poetry) 
        Honorable Mention - Writing (Poetry), 2017

Allison Huang, NJ, Poetry Reader
        Merit - Writing (Poetry), 2016

Nancy Huang, TX, Prose Reader*
        Finalist - Writing (Short Story), 2015

Christina Im, OR, Summer Mentee (Poetry) 
        Finalist - Writing (Poetry), 2017

Caleb Kaiser, OH, Poetry Reader
        Merit - Writing (Poetry), 2013

Hannah Knowles, CA, Prose Reader*
        Finalist - Writing (Short Story), 2015
        Merit - Writing (Short Story), 2013
        United States Presidential Scholar in the Arts - Semifinalist, 2015

Alicia Lai, PA, Summer Mentee (Poetry)
        Finalist - Writing (Poetry), 2014
        United States Presidential Scholar in the Arts - Writing (Poetry), 2014

Adina Lasser, SC, Poetry Reader*
        Finalist - Writing (Creative Nonfiction), 2015
        Honorable Mention - Writing (Poetry), 2013
        Merit - Writing (Creative Nonfiction), 2014
        Merit - Writing (Poetry), 2015
        Merit - Writing (Poetry), 2014

Claire Lee, NY, Poetry Reader*
        Merit - Writing (Short Story), 2014
        Merit - Writing (Short Story), 2013

Michal Leibowitz, NY, Summer Mentee (Poetry) 
        Honorable Mention - Writing (Poetry), 2016
        Merit - Writing (Poetry), 2015

Allison Light, AR, Poetry Reader*
        Honorable Mention - Writing (Poetry), 2013
        Merit - Writing (Poetry), 2014
        Merit - Writing (Short Story), 2013

Katherine Liu, IL, Summer Mentee (Poetry) 
        Merit - Writing (Creative Nonfiction), 2017

Patricia Liu, OK, Summer Mentee (Poetry) 
        Finalist - Writing (Poetry), 2017

Alyssa Mazzoli, SC, Summer Mentee (Fiction) 
        Merit - Writing (Short Story), 2017

Charles McCrory, MS, Prose Editor*
        Finalist - Writing (Short Story), 2012
        Honorable Mention - Writing (Poetry), 2012
        United States Presidential Scholar in the Arts - Semifinalist, 2012

Rhiannon McGavin, CA, Summer Mentee (Poetry) 
        Finalist - Writing (Spoken Word), 2016
        United States Presidential Scholar in the Arts - Semifinalist, 2016

Molly McGinnis, ID, Poetry Reader*
        Merit - Writing (Short Story), 2014

Catherine Mosier-Mills, PA, Prose Reader*
        Finalist - Writing (Short Story), 2014
        United States Presidential Scholar in the Arts - Semifinalist, 2014

Da'Shawn Mosley, SC, Prose Reader*
        Finalist - Writing (Creative Nonfiction), 2012
        Honorable Mention - Writing (Poetry), 2012
        United States Presidential Scholar in the Arts - Writing (Creative Nonfiction), 2012

Isabella Nilsson, OH, Prose Editor
        Finalist - Writing (Short Story), 2016
        United States Presidential Scholar in the Arts - Writing (Short Story), 2016

Aaron Orbey, MA, Prose Reader*
        Finalist - Writing (Creative Nonfiction), 2015
        United States Presidential Scholar in Academics - Massachusetts (Male), 2014

Frani O'Toole, IL, Summer Mentorship Coordinator
        Honorable Mention - Writing (Short Story), 2016

Amanda Prager, NJ, Summer Mentee (Poetry)
        Finalist - Cinematic Arts, 2013
        United States Presidential Scholar in the Arts - Cinematic Arts, 2014

Christina Qiu, NJ, Summer Mentee (Poetry & Prose)
        Finalist - Writing (Short Story), 2014
        United States Presidential Scholar in the Arts - Writing (Short Story), 2015

Kathleen Radigan, RI, Poetry Reader*
        Finalist - Writing (Poetry), 2013
        United States Presidential Scholar in the Arts - Semifinalist, 2013

Brynne Rebele-Henry, VA, Summer Mentee (Poetry) & Blog Correspondent
        Merit - Writing (Selection from Novel), 2016

Matthew Ridley, PA, Poetry Reader
        Honorable Mention - Writing (Poetry), 2016

Danny Rothschild, MI, Design Correspondent*
        Finalist - Writing (Creative Nonfiction), 2012
        Finalist - Writing (Dramatic Script), 2012

Abigail Schott-Rosenfield, CA, Summer Mentee (Poetry)
        Merit - Writing (Poetry), 2014

Lucy Silbaugh, PA, Summer Mentee (Prose)
        Finalist - Writing (Short Story), 2014
        United States Presidential Scholar in the Arts - Semifinalist, 2016

Polina Solovyeva, CT, Summer Mentee (Fiction) 
        Finalist - Writing (Short Story), 2016

Audrey Spensley, OH, Summer Mentee (Prose) & Poetry Reader
        Finalist - Writing (Poetry), 2015
        United States Presidential Scholar in the Arts - Writing (Poetry), 2016

Talin Tahajian, MA, Poetry Editor
        Finalist - Writing (Poetry), 2015
        Honorable Mention - Writing (Poetry), 2014

Oriana Tang, NJ, Prose Reader & Summer Mentee (Poetry)
        Finalist - Writing (Poetry), 2015
        Finalist - Writing (Short Story), 2015
        Merit - Writing (Short Story), 2014
        United States Presidential Scholar in Academics - Nominee, 2015
        United States Presidential Scholar in the Arts - Writing (Poetry & Short Story), 2015

Emma Townley-Smith, CA, Poetry Reader*
        Finalist - Writing (Short Story), 2012
        United States Presidential Scholar in the Arts - Writing (Short Story), 2012

Jordan Villegas, OH, Summer Mentee (Fiction) 
        Merit - Writing (Selection from Novel), 2016

Alisa Wadsworth, NJ, Summer Mentee (Fiction) 
        Merit - Writing (Short Story), 2017

Victoria White, CT, Poetry Reader*
        Finalist - Writing (Poetry), 2013
        Honorable Mention - Writing (Short Story), 2013
        United States Presidential Scholar in the Arts - Nominee, 2014

Dalia Wolfson, NY, Prose Reader*
        Finalist - Writing (Short Story), 2012
        Honorable Mention - Writing (Creative Nonfiction), 2012

Erintrude Wrona, SC, Summer Mentee (Poetry) 
        Merit - Writing (Creative Nonfiction), 2016

Alisha Yi, NV, Summer Mentee (Poetry) 
        Finalist - Writing (Poetry), 2017

Ashley Zhou, NJ, Prose Reader*
        Finalist - Writing (Short Story), 2013
        Honorable Mention - Music (Piano), 2013

Lily Zhou, CA, Summer Mentee (Poetry) 
        Finalist - Writing (Poetry), 2017
        Finalist - Writing (Short Story), 2017

Lisa Zou, AZ, Summer Mentee (Poetry) 
        Honorable Mention - Writing (Poetry), 2016
        Merit - Writing (Poetry), 2016

 

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