Diamond Bar High enters Vans Custom Culture contest


Five Diamond Bar High students are currently ranked top 10 in the Vans Custom Culture contest. They are looking for your votes to push them to the top.

 The national high school competition invites students to show off their creativity. Vans sent four pairs of blank white shoes to the first 3,000 schools that registered for the contest.

 “All my graphic design students participated in the design process,” explained teacher Jon Haprov.“The class then voted on their favorites to be made into shoes.”

The designs of Sophia Arnold – junior, William Chen – junior, Star Vasquez – senior, Mary Zhuo – freshman, and Connie Mach – junior, made the cut.

 “I love teamwork and being creative with a group,” Vasquez said about the design project.

 Students customized the popular kicks around the themes Art, Music, Action Sports, and Local Flavor. “Some students have different strengths and they pooled those talents together in the final stages of the process,” Haprov added.

Check out the DBHS designs and cast your vote at http://sites.vans.com/customculture/vote/. Voting ends on May 11.

“If everyone in Diamond Bar and Walnut cast one vote with their phone and one with their computer, that would be a lot of votes!” added Haprov.

The top five finalists will be flown to the finals, where a grand prize winner will be announced. The lucky winner will receive $50,000 for their high school art program and a chance for their designs to be sold in Vans’ retail stores. Runners up receive $4,000 towards their schools.