Above /Adam Johnson, Laurie Donahue, Philip Schulz, Brooke Grigsby, Councilwoman Patty Gustin and Patty Lindstrom pose for a photo. Schulz’s winning artwork, “Take Flight,” features a compilation of photos from his personal travels “to represent the places and things we see in life.”

Neuqua Valley High School student Philip Schulz has been selected as the 2017 winner of Naperville’s Sister Cities Young Artists showcase.

Schulz and eight other Naperville students, including second place winner Brooke Grigsby; runner-up, Rachel Braun; and honorable mention awardees, Zifang Wang, Ananya Singh, Cecilia Chen, Cecelia Lei, Calvin Guo and Yangyang Li; were honored at the Sister Cities 2017 Young Artists Showcase and Gallery Exhibition on Thursday, April 6 at the Naperville Art League – Fine Art Center and Gallery, located at Center Street and Fifth Avenue.

Schulz will have his art work submitted to Sister Cities International in Washington, D.C. for national, and potentially international, recognition.

In addition, Schulz and Grigsby were awarded prizes valued at $1,600 courtesy of the Sister Cities Commission, DuPage Children’s Museum, Naper Settlement, Chicago Sinfonietta, Naperville Art League, Dick Blick and Q-BBQ.

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Story and photos submitted by Liz Meil, Communications Specialist, City Manager’s Office, for the City of Naperville.