Dexter Regional High School in the running for $75,000 art program grant as a Vans Custom Culture semifinalist

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DEXTER — It’s official, Dexter Regional High School has been named a Vans Custom Culture semifinalist. Beginning April 23 it’s up to Dexter to vote for Dexter Regional’s Custom Culture design online at for the chance to win $75,000 toward the school’s art program. Fifty schools across the U.S. are currently in the running.

The Vans Custom Culture contest was created to support schools across the country experiencing art department budget cuts. Over 2,000 schools submitted customized Vans shoes embodying the Vans “Off the Wall” and “Local Flavor” lifestyle. Schools also submitted an impact document explaining how winning this donation would affect the arts programs since suffering budget cuts.

After Vans narrowed down submissions to the top 50, it’s up to the public to vote for a favorite pair. The overall winner will receive $75,000 and the four runner-up schools will receive $10,000, all going toward funding school art programs.

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