Jersey Shore resident Anya Garipoli is a winner of the 2016 National Anne Adams Award.
The prestigious biennial competition awards three scholarships for full-time study of the harp. Thirteen finalists were selected to compete at DePauw University, Greencastle, Indiana on June 3 and 4.
The event is held under the auspices of the American Harp Society with major funding from of the Ann Adams Foundation, and the added support of the American Harp Society Foundation and Lyon & Healy Harps.
Anya is an 18-years-old and will return to the Oberlin Conservatory, Ohio as a sophomore this Fall, where she is a student of Yolanda Kondonassis.