MIAMI, FL (November 19, 2015) – Joi Angelique Roberson of Columbia, South Carolina, who hails from Spring Valley High School, has been named a 2016 National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) Honorable Mention Winner in Vocal Performance. Selected from over 12,000 applicants - the largest number to date - Roberson has been recognized for her outstanding work and accomplishments and joins 819 young artists from 42 states across the literary, visual, design and performing arts who are being presented with this year’s honor. Winners receive cash awards of up to $10,000, validation by renowned mentors, opportunities to participate in YoungArts programs, a strong professional network, and guidance in taking important steps toward achieving their goals. A complete list of the 2016 Winners is available online at http://youngarts.org/winners. Congratulations Joi!