Eldersburg Elementary School created Travel with
Class, which started the race as a collection of flowers and bugs, but
transformed into a spectacular rainbow-finned fish and a red crane. The kimono-clad pit crew supported
the sculpture. Teacher Denise Ovelgone led over one hundred students from
Eldersburg, Oklahoma Middle, and Sykesville Middle School. Inspiration came from Polly Shulman’s Linnea in Monet’s Garden and Marcus Pfister’s Rainbow Fish, books read by the students.
They won the award for Best Costumes.