Local students win Vans shoe design contest

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Lakeridge High School students celebrate their win Tuesday, June 11, 2013, in the Vans Custom Culture contest taking place in New York City. (Courtesy Facebook)

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. (KOIN) — Students from Lakeridge High School took their designs for an international shoe company to New York, and this week they learned they’ll be taking home $50K for their Lake Oswego school.

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These designs, submitted by students at Lakeridge High School, were chosen among the five best from schools participating in a national high-school design competition from shoe company “Vans.” (KOIN 6 News)

In May Lakeridge High School was chosen among the top five high schools in the national “Custom Culture” competition from shoe company “Vans.” Lakeridge’s shoe designs, done by its students, included one modeled after Mount Hood and another designed to look like the dragon boats in the Rose Festival.

On Tuesday participating students celebrated their win in New York City, where their shoes were on display at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

As part of the Vans prize, Lakeridge High School will receive $50,000 for its art program.

The Lake Oswego School District sent out the following in a news release Wednesday: “Congratulations to LHS art teacher Shannon McBride and the Lakeridge High School student artists involved: Kate Kamerman, Kevin Mertz, Noelle Foden-Vencil, Stacey Strovink, Haley Bowman, Molly Zaninovich, Karalyn Gee, Keaton Weil, Leah Shearer, Elizabeth Hill, Vincent Chia, Orian Raviv, Alexx O’Boyle, Bridget Delaney, Janie Rotticci, Nicole Humphreys, McKenna Moore, Megan Johansen, Justin Goerges, and Kelsey Walker.”

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