In a surprise presentation Friday, Pacific Life Holiday Bowl officials announced that a fifth-grader from Flying Hills Elementary School in El Cajon was declared the winner of the 2007 San Diego County Credit Union Float Design Contest. The student as well as her class won several prizes.
Briana Santangelo will have her design professionally built and entered in the Port of San Diego Big Bay Balloon Parade. This Pacific Life Holiday Bowl production will march along Harbor Drive in downtown San Diego at 10 a.m., Thursday, December 27. The event will air nationally on Friday, December 28 at 9 a.m. EST/PST on the USA Network.
Briana received a prize package that included a gift package from The World-Famous San Diego Zoo, four tickets to the Pacific Life Holiday Bowl, a $25 Corvette Diner gift certificate courtesy of San Diego Family Magazine, and the privilege of riding on the float with her family in the parade.
Her entire class also received grandstand tickets to the parade and tickets to the San Diego Zoo. Additionally, Flying Hills Elementary received $1,000 in computer equipment from Technology Integration Group.
The San Diego County Credit Union Float Design Contest was made available to all San Diego County school children in grades K-6.