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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Vans contest entry in top 5; art program guaranteed $15,000


Marc Lutz/Wrangell Sentinel

Five Wrangell High School art students submitted two pairs of decorated shoes to the Vans Custom Culture contest. The shoes won a spot in the top 50 out of 250. Then public voting led to the shoes winning a spot in the top five. The grand prize winner will be announced Friday.

Wrangell High School's art program is closer than ever to a $50,000 prize.

Teacher Tasha Morse was notified on Monday that the shoes her class entered in the Vans Custom Culture art contest had won a spot in the national top five. Being in the top five schools, Wrangell is guaranteed at least a $15,000 prize. The $50,000 grand prize winner will be announced Friday.

Morse said she received an email Monday morning which read, "We will be announcing one school each day this week that is included in the top five schools on our Instagram account (@vanscustomculture)."

The email was a welcome sig...

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