Eastern High School, 12400 Shelbyville Rd., 485-8243, is in the top 50 out of 1,000 schools competing in the Vans Custom Culture Contest nationally. This contest gives students the opportunity to design four pairs of shoes for Vans. In order to get to nationals, they have to beat out 10 other schools in the Southeast Region by voting at the Vans site. If they win the public voting, the art department wins $4,000, the students get a $22,000 trip to LA, and they compete against the other regional teams. At the national level, the winner is decided by a panel of judges from Vans.