Sponsored by BMO Harris Bank and T-Mobile, the students met the challenge presented to them to create a real-life work-based design. After they designed the float, it was built by Mardi Gras-float builders from New Orleans, Kern Studios. Saturday will mark its debut.
In addition, ABC7 Chicago interviewed Uplift students and staff and will feature them during the parade's telecast.
If you can't make the parade in person, it will be shown locally on ABC 7 Chicago at 6pm on Sunday, November 21, with two additional broadcasts on Saturday, December 11 at 6pm and on Saturday, December 25 at noon.
Congratulations, STEAM Team, on making Uptown proud!