Ten art students at White Oak High School worked collaboratively to create an entry for the Vans Custom Culture contest. Only 1000 schools nationwide were selected to participate in this competition. Vans sent the school four pairs of shoes. One of the following themes had to be represented on one pair of shoes: music, art, extreme sports, street fashion. Then there had to be one overarching theme to connect the pairs of shoes. These students worked together at home and on weekends to come up with an idea they could work with. Then they painted the shoes and took photos. The photos were uploaded last Friday. We will hear on Friday whether we are in the top fifty. These will go on to internet voting. The top school in each region will be selected after one week of voting. The students from the top five schools will receive an all-expenses paid trip to New York City where the winner will be announced. The winning school will receive $50,000 for the ART department.
Attached is a picture of the four pairs of shoes.
The overarching theme for the school's shoes was: "Our footsteps bring us together." This is written on the front of each pair in English, Egyptian, Spanish, and Japanese.
The students involved were: Gabriel Aquino, Kristen Crenshaw, Sierra Dee, Destiny DeHart, Victor Foster, Melissa Fuerst, Justin Fung, Katelyn Kane, Casey Mims, Catalina Morris