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CRHS Art Students Create Custom Shoes for Contest


CRHS advanced art students completed submission of their customized shoes to Vans Custom Culture today.  Ariel LaSalle, Ruben Garcia, Eduardo Medina, Kristin Mayo, Patrick Brecheisen, and Reacheal Hicks submitted projects.

The project was to customize a pair of Van Custom Culture shoes, each in one of four themes:  Action Sports, Music, Visual Arts, and Local Flavor.  There are three phases to the competition.  Initial review of shoes from 3,000 submissions will then be narrowed down to the top 50, comprised of ten from each of the five regions of the U.S.

Cossatot River is in the Southeast Region. If their students’ submissions are selected for the regional top ten, they will move on to the second phase of the competition, public voting.  Public voting is one of the factors in choosing the top five in the U.S.

The top 5 will travel to California for a final round in which celebrity judges see the actual shoes and talk to the students who created them.  The grand prize is $50,000 to the winning school’s art program and several scholarship opportunities for the students who participated in customizing the shoes.

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