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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Students strut their stuff with nationwide shoe art contest


April 13, 2022

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From left: High school students Nathale Keith, Cassady Cowan, Rowen Wiederspohn, Paige Baggen, teacher Tasha Morse and Sophia Hagelman worked together to turn two pairs of Vans shoes into works of art. If the shoes are chosen as winners in the nationwide Vans Custom Culture art contest, the school could win up to $50,000.

Art students are decking out their deck shoes.

Wrangell High School was one of 250 schools across the country picked to participate in the Vans Custom Culture art contest and could win up to $50,000.

It was an opportunity that almost didn't happen.

"We were supposed to get the shoes mid-February. (Vans) sent them but they got lost," said art teacher Tasha Morse. She contacted the company, which told her to keep a lookout for the shoes. If the two pairs didn't arrive, they would send replacements. Eventually, the shoes were found. The package had been sitting in the school office and no one...

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