TASIS Dorado Senior Earns Prestigious Gold Key Award for her Artwork
DANIELA MOLL TOSTE '18 has been awarded the prestigious Gold Key award by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, which are presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers. Gold Key works are automatically considered for national-level recognition. The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, are the nation's longest-running and most prestigious scholarship and recognition initiative for students across the country in grades 7–12.
Daniela, a Senior and board member of the National Art Honor Society (NAHS) at TASIS Dorado, was the only student in Puerto Rico to be recognized in the Visual Arts category for her digital artwork titled "Regrets." She has always demonstrated a passion for the arts since her childhood years and plans to pursue a career in Visual Arts. Currently, Daniela has been accepted to Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Parsons School of Design & Pratt Institute.
Ms. Lourdes Rosa, TASIS Dorado Art teacher, and NAHS moderator raved about Daniela's unique talent and work ethic.
330,00 submissions were received and are juried by luminaries in the visual and literary arts, some of whom are past award recipients. Panelists look for works that best exemplify originality, technical skill, and the emergence of a personal voice or vision. Twenty-seven hundred teens representing all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and American schools abroad received national recognition.
Daniela joins a remarkable group of Gold Key Alumni. Since the program's founding in 1923, the Awards have fostered the creativity and talent of millions of students, including renowned alumni who have gone on to become leaders in their fields, including Andy Warhol, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Charles White, Philip Pearlstein, Sylvia Plath, Kay WalkingStick, Luis Jiménez, Ken Burns, Stephen King, Lena Dunham, Richard Linklater, and Zac Posen.