Faucett-Vestavia Student Wins National Disney Contest
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The Walt Disney Studios recently teamed up with Southern California’s Discovery Science Center for the Frankenweenie Science Fair, putting the spotlight on young innovators from across the country in celebration of their latest movie release, Frankenweenie.
Delaney Rice, a fifth-grader at Faucett-Vestavia Elementary, was the second place overall winner and won first place in the Creative category. Delaney impressed the judges with her imaginative three-dimensional model of a Disney-themed treehouse built on engineering principles. Delaney hopes to become an Imagineer when she grows up, and it looks like she’s well on her way.
For her efforts Delaney won four tickets to Disneyland and Disney producer Don Hahn took her on a personal VIP tour behind the Disney film studios. Hahn said he was impressed with her creativity! The 5th grade gifted student won over middle and high school candidates. He gave her a copy of his new book and wrote a personal note of encouragement.