Students at Montoursville Area High School recently entered the Vans Custom Culture Competition.
According to art teacher Victoria Stetts, the school was one of 900 schools chosen to participate in the contest.
"We were sent four pair of white Vans shoes. For the contest, we were to decorate them depicting four different themes: Art, Music, Action Sports and Local Culture," she said. "We were chosen as one of 50 schools who have made it to the semi-finals." Students involved in this project are:
The Vans above were created by students at Montoursville Area High School.
Senior Emily Nields, who created the Local Culture shoes with a modern take on Pennsylvania hex signs.
Senior Erin Webster, who created the Art shoes depicted with dripping paint, designs and art supplies.
Junior Jake Stanford, who created the Action Sports shoes by illustrating a skateboarded and brick walls with graffiti.
Junior Nick Ripley, who created the Music shoes by illustrating a drum set, dynamite, a concert scene and guitar strings.
"Now people have to vote on the shoes. If we get the most votes for the Northeast division, we all get to fly to Los Angeles. We are guaranteed $4,000 for our art program," she said. "The grand prize is $50,000 for one art program."
The voting page may be found at www.vans.com/customculture and will remain open until May 3. One vote per IP address is allowed.