In the south several high schools have allowed students to paint their parking spaces at school for the past few years. The popularity of this trend is growing, and will be happening at Central Regional High School very soon.

Painting (and sometimes claiming) your parking spot in a high school parking lot in states in like Florida and Texas has become so popular that students spend SEVERAL hours (if not days) every summer working on their spots.

After you've claimed your space then the fun begins. Madi Bradley, class president at Naaman Forest High School in Garland, Texas, told Huffington Post that spot selection happens on a first come first served basis.

"Everyone comes with their friends so they can pick out spots next to each other! We have the last week of summer to paint. So all of the seniors come up and paint and it's like a big parking lot party," she told the Huffington Post. At her school the charges for the parking spaces are used to help fundraise for their prom.

It's no longer just a trend for the southern part of the country. Students at Central Regional High School will be able to paint their spots on September 23 for just a $20 non-refundable fee. The school will even offer a $100 prize for the most creative spot. Design forms must be submitted in advance for approval.

Are any other schools at The Shore doing this for this school year? If so, we'd love to see your pictures. Tag us on Instagram (927WOBM), and we'll share your photos here.

Some of the designs from other schools are super impressive:


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[h/t Seventeen MagazineMashable & Huffington Post]