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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