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2017 Student Art Award

Student Artwork Selected by Landis Homes

Landis Homes recently announced Maya Dula as their 2017 Art Student Scholarship Award recipient. Dula, a Lancaster Mennonite High School senior, was chosen for her self-portrait painted in oils.

“This year we had a larger number of senior level art students than usual, and Maya’s work stands out,” says Kathy Ciaccia, LMHS art department director.

Dula of Lancaster is the daughter of Michele and Andrew Dula and she has one brother. She attends Blossom Hill Mennonite Church where she sometimes plays violin for worship. At school Dula is involved in theater productions, PALs (mentorship program for middle schoolers), the Student Advancement Committee, National Honor Society President and Campus Chorale. She is also employed at Harvest Lane Farmer’s Market, which is adjacent to Landis Homes.

Each year since 1995, Landis Homes selects a piece of artwork from the Lancaster Mennonite High School Spring Fine Arts Festival to become part of a permanent art collection on the retirement community campus. In return for the work, Landis Homes makes contributions to the Lancaster Mennonite School art department and to the student to help further their education. Dula is the 23nd student to receive this award.

Dula says, “I plan to use the award to put in my savings for college and to take my friends out to dinner!”

In the fall Dula is planning to attend Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, VA, and major in biology.