Detroit Public School Students Join America's Thanksgiving Parade

November 28, 2011

Of all the dramatic floats that will travel the route of America’s Thanksgiving Parade in Detroit this year, just one has the distinction of being designed by a middle schooler.

Lesly Nunez submitted the winning entry in the Skillman Foundation’s annual float design contest. Her drawing, “Community Garden,” was reinterpreted into a parade float, complete with giant strawberries, asparagus, sunflowers and a smiling girl in a sunhat (presumably Nunez) at the center.

Nunez says the drawing – and now the float – represent her dream neighborhood.

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