Winners So Far

Sophomores Nicole Dougherty, left, and Alyssa Williams hold the shoes that they designed for the 2019 Vans Custom Culture competition among high school students across the country. The pair, who are both students in Kayley Quick’s graphic design class at Flagstaff High School, competed against fellow students at FHS to win the chance to design a pair of shoes. Their designs officially won Tuesday morning. 

Flagstaff High School has been declared the winner of the 2019 Vans Custom Culture contest, winning $75,000 from Vans shoes to go towards the school.

Representatives from Vans gave the announcement on stage in the Flagstaff High School gym Tuesday morning in front of about 1,400 cheering students. The check was handed to Kayley Quick and her two graphic design students, Alyssa Williams and Nicole Dougherty, who submitted the winning designs. 

Both sophomores, Williams and Dougherty's designs landed them first in the top 50, then the top five of over 500 competing schools. Williams chose to decorate her shoes with the landscape of the Navajo Nation in the "Local Flavor" category, Dougherty submitted her vans in the "Off the Wall" category, attaching wheels to the shoes and finishing them with an "out-of-this-world theme." 

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In addition to the prize money, Flagstaff High School students will receive a concert from singer K. Flay, as well as a celebratory barbecue. 

For more on the Vans Custom Culture contest winners see tomorrow's (Wednesday, May 15) edition of the Arizona Daily Sun. 

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