Hamilton County Schools Video Feature Of The Week

Hixson Wins Vans Competition

Friday, June 15, 2018

A team of students from Hixson High School has taken their custom designed Vans shoes to the top spot in the nation in the Vans Custom Culture competition. The student’s creative work on the shoe designs featuring some of Chattanooga’s top landmarks wowed the nation-wide voters to win the competition's grand prize of $75,000. 

The entries the Hixson students used the contest themes “Local Flavor” and “Off the Wall.” For Local Flavor, Hixson students highlighted iconic sights and symbols of the area.

The shoes represent Ruby Falls, Rock City, the Incline Railway, the Choo Choo, Point Park, and cultural icons the Delta Queen, Cherokee water spider, and the Tennessee River.


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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Monday made his final appointment to the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees. Alan D. Wilson is the 12th member to join the reconstituted board following ... (click for more)

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Student Scene

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Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Monday made his final appointment to the University of Tennessee Board of Trustees. Alan D. Wilson is the 12th member to join the reconstituted board following passage of the University of Tennessee Focusing On Campus and University Success Act earlier this year. The legislation restructured the UT Board of Trustees to enhance governance of the UT ... (click for more)

International Artist Visits GPS

Thanks to the Fine Arts Visions Guest Artist Fund, Montreal-based artist Alice-Anne Augustin spent a day at GPS speaking of her robes de papier (paper dresses) and sharing her story and her message behind her art: Create something exceptional out of something common. “Her visit creates an incredible cross-curricular opportunity with the World Languages and Fine Arts Departments,” ... (click for more)

Breaking News

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Opinion

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