“A Teen’s Take” column for June 20, 2013

Danielle Coniglio
Danielle Coniglio

“To me, art is a stress reliever. It provides a different perspective on things. It has made me more visually aware of my surroundings. Art has helped me to not only see the ‘big picture’ in life, but to also focus on the little details, because those are the things that can really make a difference. I plan to continue drawing and painting for many years to come.”

Age: 17

School: Southeastern Louisiana University, freshman in the fall

Parents: Gail and Joe Coniglio


Book: “Heaven Is For Real”

TV show: “So You Think You Can Dance”

Movie: “Never Back Down”

Music: “I enjoy listening to Christian and country music.”

Hangout: “I enjoy hanging out at my friends’ houses.”

Role model: “My mom”

Extra: Danielle Coniglio is a 2013 graduate of the Runnels School, where she was in Mu Alpha Theta Club, lettered in varsity basketball, volleyball and softball, made the All Composite Teams in volleyball and softball this year, was named MVP pitcher for district the past two seasons for a team that was district champs four consecutive years and undefeated in three. She graduated with a 4.0 and received a special recognition for being one of seven to have made a 4.0 during all four years of high school.

William Taylor

Assistant People editor