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Landis Homes recently announced Daniella Stringer as the 2023 Art Student Scholarship Award recipient. Her artwork was selected by the resident art committee to hang at the retirement community. Daniella, who lives in Coatesville, created the winning piece that is created with conte pencils that features a ballerina in a forest with vines growing on her form.

“I am so honored to be receiving this award,” said Daniella. “This is really special to me.”

In addition to art endeavors and two seasonal part-time jobs, Daniella has been involved in other activities.

“I am involved with our string orchestra,” said Daniella. “I’m a captain of the girls’ varsity volleyball team, I am a part of our school’s student ambassador committee and our National Honors Society, and I’m the editor of Silhouette (our school’s literary and art magazine).”

LMS Art Teacher Brookye Keeney said, “Daniella is a hardworking student who strives for excellence in everything she creates.”

Daniella’s family includes two older sisters and her parents, Lori and Neville Stringer. Her sister Noelle received the art award from Landis Homes in 2021. Daniella will graduate in June as a member of the Lancaster Mennonite class of 2023.

“After my graduation, I plan to go to Syracuse University to study architecture,” said Daniella. “I will definitely be putting the scholarship money towards college tuition and materials for my major.”

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 contributes to the Lancaster Mennonite School art department and to the student to support their future education.

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