Student receives national recognition for work

Lauren Kim

Danielle Stolz ’15 received a Silver Medal in the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for her watercolor titled “I’ll Take It To Go.”

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are presented by the The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, a nonprofit organization that identifies and honors “students with exceptional artistic and literary talent,” according to its website.

“I was really honored and excited,” Stolz said. “This piece means a lot to me because it was a turning point in my painting style. After finishing ‘I’ll Take It To Go,’ I have not been able to stop painting in tiny colorful fractals.”

Stolz has been widely recognized for her works in previous years, which include her video documentary “Wings of Peace,” for which she earned a Gold Medal in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, a finalist award from the National YoungArts Foundation and a semifinalist award for the U.S. Presidential Scholars in the Arts.