Seneca Valley Art Students with $10,000 check from Vans Custom Culture Competition

Seneca Valley School District was named a runner-up in the 10th annual Vans Custom Culture competition on May 14.

Seneca Valley High School Art Students’ creation of two sculptural shoes were selected as one of the top five schools nationwide and received $10,000 for the art department.

“We’re ALL winners today,” stated Seneca Valley Senior High School Art Teacher Jason Woolslare. “We couldn’t have done this or made it here without your creativity, your votes and the community’s support.”

Congratulations to Mr. Woolslare, and the students who put in the time and effort to create such an iconic work of art. Student artists included seniors Jennie Stiefel, Sydney Gibson, Skyllar Spears, Emma Choban, Amelia Reese, Jessie Glatz, Alec Mascellino, Lauren Sileo and Storm Harvin; juniors Taylor Godleski, Keely Lisco, Kelsey Gianfrancesco, Kelcie Schwartz and Max Carpenter; and sophomores Beth Rice, Simren Jayaraman, Ashley Matuszak, Kayla Moon and Mackenna Omara.

Vans Custom Culture was created to inspire and empower high school students to embrace their creativity through art and design and to bring attention to diminishing arts education budgets. Vans believes everyone should be empowered to express themselves creatively and should be given the tools to do so. Custom Culture is a national high school customization competition using blank Vans shoes to be customized around specific themes.