HOUSTON COUNTY, GA – Houston County High School (HCHS) is a Top 10 Finalist in the Southeastern Region for the Vans Custom Culture Contest. HCHS is the only school in Georgia to make the Top 10. The next round is an online community vote, which is open until May 10.
Everyone is encouraged to vote once per day per email address at this website: www.vans.com/customculture. The winner from each region will go to California for a chance to win $50,000 for their school’s art program.
Art teacher Katherine Wyatt commented, “This is a great opportunity. The students did an amazing job and are very talented!”
Pictured with the shoes they designed are (from left): Emily Pickens, Avery Eddy, Hannah Kipper and Angela Ashwood.
The national high school competition uses blank Vans shoes to be customized around specific themes. Once designs are submitted, the top 50 entries are chosen. Next each school seeks votes from the public to choose the top five finalists. Students from the top five schools are flown to Los Angeles to celebrate their artwork and have noted judges votes on the grand prize winning submission, worth $50,000.
Vans Custom Culture inspires high school students to embrace their creativity through art and design. It also brings attention to diminishing arts education budgets and gives schools a chance to win funding.
Houston County High School is located at 920 Highway 96 in Warner Robins. Dr. Douglas Rizer serves as principal. For more information, please email Wyatt at Katherine.Wyatt@hcbe.net.