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Sellwood student's spooky bag design sells out

by: DAVID F. ASHTON - St. Agatha Catholic School third grade student Theo Pashley shows the Halloween-themed bag he designed that sold out worldwide. Last November, St. Agatha Catholic School student Theo Pashley sent in his design to the ChicoBag Halloween Bag Contest – and won. You read about that in THE BEE. But now, there’s more to the story.

His design was so well-liked, the third-grader’s design sold out by mid-September – and is no longer available for purchase online, according to the company’s website.

“Many contest design winners from past years haven’t sold out, and some of them are still available,” said Theo’s mom, Christine Pashley. “St. Agatha students are now selling all ChicoBag designs to raise money for the art program that helps Theo and his classmates learn about the value and skill of art.”

But, when Theo showed one of his award-winning bags to THE BEE, it was clear that he didn't let success go to his head

“It’s really fun,” he said.

Winning hasn’t changed is life much, except “I got a bunch of money. I put money in the bank, but I also got some toys. My favorite is the Spy Goggles.”

Not one to rest on his laurels, Theo said he’s “doing a little more with art now that I’ve won the contest. We got more paintbrushes, and I’m doing painting.”