LAKEWOOD, Ohio - Eight Lakewood High School art students are putting their school on the map when it comes to shoe design.
The students created designs for four pairs of white, canvas Vans as part of a nationwide contest sponsored by the shoe company. Their designs finished in the top 50, and put Lakewood High School in the running for the top prize of $50,000.
The contest was created to inspire high school students to embrace their creativity and draw attention to the importance of art, according to a news release issued by the school.
The themes of the four designs are art, music, local flavor and action sports.
In order for Lakewood High School to win the top prize, it must receive the most votes. Voting is open to the public at www.vans.com/customculture/vote and ends May 13 at 11:59 p.m.
The student shoe designers are Lorna Barimi, Grace Dwyer, Aaron Kovach, Katie Millman, Jazmyn Paoli, Raychele Paul, Chelsea Presock, and the photographer is Paige Olszewski.
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