New Jersey’s John P. Stevens High School wins the 2016 Vans Custom Culture competition
A team of high school students from Edison, N.J., won a $50,000 donation to their school’s arts education program from the Vans action sports brand thanks to a series of food-themed footwear designs that included burgers, fries and a milkshake in a shoe.
The rest of the finalists -- Eastern High School (Louisville, Ky.), Moanalua High School (Honolulu, Hawaii), Orange High School (Orange, Calif.) and Sandy High School (Sandy, Ore.) – each received a $4,000 donation to their respective arts programs from the Cypress-based footwear and apparel maker. SoCal’s Orange High was named the runner-up, and Moanalua High received a $15,000 “local attitude” award (courtesy of retail partner Journeys) for a design that best captured the notion of “local flavor.”
In addition to taking home an oversized $50,000 check, the John J. Stevens team has the opportunity to see one of their delicious-looking designs actually produced and sold to the general public.
If you ask us, that gives the concept of “dine and dash” a whole new meaning.
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