Manhasset senior honored as Long Island Scholar-Artist

Manhasset senior honored as Long Island Scholar-Artist
One of Daniella Dell’Aquila’s visual art pieces entitled “False Shelter.” (Photo courtesy of the Manhasset Public Schools)

Daniella Dell’Aquila, a senior from Manhasset High School, recently earned the prestigious Long Island Scholar-Artist Award from the Long Island Arts Alliance for her outstanding achievements in the field of art. This extremely competitive award is only bestowed upon 20 gifted Long Island students who excel both academically and artistically.

Students can be selected in one of five different disciplines: Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Dance, and Media Arts. Dell’Aquila was one of four high schoolers to receive the 2023-2024 Scholar-Artist Award for Visual Arts. Her exceptional journey towards this award was made possible with the invaluable guidance and mentorship of her art teacher, Lori Oldaker. Mrs. Oldaker’s unwavering support played a pivotal role in Dell’Aquila’s success.

“I’d like to thank the Long Island Arts Alliance, as it’s an honor to be considered for this award!” Dell’Aquila said. “I worked hard for a long time on my portfolio with Mrs. Oldaker’s help and I’m proud to see my efforts recognized.”

“The Manhasset School District couldn’t be more proud of Daniella,” added Dr. Joseph Owens, director of fine and performing arts. “Her commitment to her artistry and doing well in all of her classes sets a wonderful example for others.”

The Manhasset Public Schools congratulates Dell’Aquila on this well-deserved recognition.

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