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FASTrack Student receives honors at YoungArts 2012

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Charles McCrory

Charles McCrory, a freshman FASTrack English major, was named a 2012 finalist in creative writing by the National YoungArts Foundation, an organization which recognizes and supports talented young people in nine artistic disciplines. He was selected as part of the top 3% of applicants nationwide. Charles won a YoungArts Silver Award for his short fiction and was subsequently named a semifinalist in the U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts program. Check out this link to his Fiction Reading in Miami during Young Arts Week 2012 (his part starts at 57:30):


In addition, Charles has published his writing in literary journals including The Cossack Review and Amethyst ArsenicHe is a fiction staff member for The Adroit Journal, a publication run by youth from 45 high schools and universities worldwide, including eight other YoungArts alumni. The Adriot donates its sales to The Acumen Fund, a charity dedicated to micro financing in developing countries. Here is Charles’ bio, featured on The Adroit Journal’s webpage at

Charles Ramsay McCrory is a freshman studying English at The University of Mississippi. He was a Finalist for Short Fiction and an Honorable Mention for Poetry from the 2012 YoungArts Awards, and his work has appeared in The Cossack Review and Marco Polo Arts Mag.

To find out more about the YoungArts Awards, visit