Douglas High senior wins art scholarship

Sophia Maricich “Gourd Teapot & Cup”, ceramic

Sophia Maricich “Gourd Teapot & Cup”, ceramic


Douglas High School senior and ceramics students Sophia Maricich received a $500 scholarship from the Capital City Arts Initiative as part of their Spring Forward exhibition open through May 20.

“The Initiative works to encourage students’ creativity and inspire their imaginations to help develop crucial work skills,” Executive Director Sharon Rosse said.

“CCAI is delighted to provide the students with this exhibition opportunity.”

The exhibition features the work of students from Douglas, Carson, Dayton and Pioneer high schools and can be viewed at at

Douglas High’s participating students include Alexia Marlenne Vicente Bererra, Nick Bernal, Blayke Bierman-Schuler, Aoife Brooks, Dakota Caughron, Sophia Cruz, Bren Andrea Duma-og, Gracen Gasporra, Litzy Gonzalez, Maria Graciano, Morgan Jensen, Ethan Lopez, Mehaila Pete, Maya Petite, April Rodriquez, Braden Spear-Holub, Faye Veatch, Madeline Wilson and Justin Xin.

Douglas High teachers Rita Borselli, Katrina Oriel, Zoe Shorten, and Kelley Yost encouraged students to enter work in the exhibit.

The Initiative is funded by the John Ben Snow Memorial Trust, John and Grace Nauman Foundation, Nevada Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities, Nevada Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts, Carson City Cultural Commission, Kaplan Family Charitable Fund, U.S. Bank Foundation, Southwest Gas Corporation Foundation, Steele & Associates LLC, and CCAI sponsors and members.


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