A couple of weeks ago, the EAST COBBER wrote a short article asking readers to help recent
Wheeler High School grad, Ashton Cordisco, win a $10,000 scholarship for college! Ashton was
a finalist in DuckTape’s “Stuck At Prom” Scholarship Contest, in which high school students
competed to make the best possible prom wear out of duct tape. There was Well, DuckTape
announced yesterday that, Ashton WON!!
He designed and created an entire tuxedo made EXCLUSIVELY out of duct tape! Ashton used
27 rolls of DuckTape and it took him 80 hours to make his tuxedo. “For my tuxedo, I wanted to
use as many colors as possible and create my own piece of wearable modern art. I used all
deceased Masterpiece Artists as my inspiration because I wanted my creation to be classy, fun,
and unique while paying respect to the great artists who have influenced so many!” He will be
attending SCAD (Savannah College of Art & Design) this Fall pursuing a degree in Design. The $10,000 he won will help pay his tuition.
The competition began in 2001, according to the DuckTape website, but the rules of the contest
changed recently. While competitors used to have to get their dates to make a duct-tape outfit as
well, and could only enter as pairs, the competition now has two categories, “dress” and “tux.”
Competitors can now enter on their own, and the grand prize winner in each category takes home
$10,000. There are also four runner-up winners in both the dress and tux categories, who will
each win $500 and a Prize Pack worth $100.