Float designed by 8th grader to appear in America's Thanksgiving Parade

13-year-old designed 'Color Art Studio' inspired float

DETROIT - A 13-year old Detroit girl will see her drawing come to life in this year's America's Thanksgiving Parade.

Robin Ryce, who is an eighth-grader at Warrendale Charter Academy, won this year's Skillman Foundation Float Design Contest.

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Her drawing has been crafted into a float and will premiere in this year's parade on November 22nd through downtown Detroit.

The runner up was "Art Park" by Naomi Cook:  7th Grade, Henry Ford Academy: School for Creative Studies.

Honorable Mention Winners

1.    "Candy Factory" by Andrea Hinojosa:  6th Grade, Clippert Academy

2.    "Bakery" by Christina Cervantez:  7th Grade,Clippert Academy

3.    "Zoo" by Eduardo Rojas:  4th Grade, Harms Elementary

4.    "Nature's Way" by Salena Johnson:  6th Grade, Henry Ford Academy: School for Creative Studies

5.    "Zoo Town" by Lacey Hamilton:  6th Grade, Bates Academy

--The Big Head Corps

America's Thanksgiving Parade starts at Woodward Avenue and Mack at about 9:20 a.m. Thanksgiving morning. It ends at Woodward Avenue and Congress.

READ: Parade Route

WDIV Local 4 broadcasts the parade live every year.


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