School for Advanced Studies Senior Triniti Wade, is one of 15 winners of the National YoungArts Foundation’s Young Arts Merit Award in Writing.
Wade, 18, is an English major at North Campus and hopes to pursue a career in cinema and film production.
“I was honestly so shocked when I discovered I was named a winner for YoungArts. I know how competitive and large the applicant pool is,” Wade said. “It was a true honor to be on a list full of young people as dedicated and passionate about the arts as I am.”
Winners receive up to $10,000 and are eligible to participate in the YoungArts’ regional program where they will receive training from renowned mentors and have their work showcased in the Metropolitan Museum, John F. Kennedy Center and the New World Center.
To be eligible for the YAMA, students must be between 15 to 18 years old or in grades 10 to 12 of high school before applying.