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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

CUSD Students Are semi-finalists - NEED YOUR VOTES


Carlsbad High School students participated in the Vans Custom Culture Shoes Contest, and for the second year in a row, of 2000 participating schools in the US, they have been selected as one of the top 10 semifinalists in California. They are now in the running for a chance to win $50,000 for their school’s art department.

In the first round of judging, Vans Company Executives choose the top ten designs in each region. The US is divided into 5 regions, Northwest, Southwest, Northeast, Southeast, and California.

Vans mailed four pairs of shoes to each of these 2000 schools, and gave art students four themes--Art, Music, Action Sports, and Local Flavor--to guide their designs. The students designed some remarkable shoes, and their creations made it into the semi-finals. Only ten schools in California and only fifty schools nationwide made the cut.

Now Carlsbad High School needs the community to vote for their shoes on this Vans website: DEADLINE for voting May 11, 2015.

Since the CHS artists are now ranked in the top 10 in California, they were also recruited to design a skateboard deck for the TRUTH Campaign, an anti-smoking initiative. If they take the prize for the best skateboard deck they will be awarded another $10,000. Additionally, one of the top 5 schools’ senior students will win a scholarship to Laguna College of Art and Design.

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