Elgin students participate in Vans Custom Culture Contest Posted in: Lifestyle During this school year, Elgin High School was selected to participate in the Vans Custom Culture Contest. EHS was selected upon submitting an entry into the contest. The premise of the competition is that students from high school art classes all across America customize Vans brand shoes, and the top 50 designs are voted on, online, by the public. The competition’s purpose is to help schools fund their arts programs. The designs of the shoes this year revolved around the themes “Off the Wall” and “Local Flavor.” “We did not make the top fifty out of the 500 schools for public voting, but ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!