Each year, the Vans Custom Culture contests invites schools across the country to design pairs of shoes for a chance to win $75,000 for their art programs. Congratulations Alyssa Williams and Nicole Dougherty, two Flagstaff High School students named as finalists in this years nationwide contest.
The competition was created “to inspire and empower high school students to embrace their creativity through art and design and to bring attention to diminishing arts education budgets,” according to the apparel company’s website. “Vans believes everyone should be empowered to express themselves creatively and should be given the tools to do so.”
The final 50 schools were narrowed down from the 500 that received plain white shoes to design. FHS is the only Arizona finalist in the running for the $75,000 grand prize. Second through fifth-place winners will receive $10,000.