Get to Know This Year’s Parade Participants

Fredy

Age 16 - Greenville, TX

Q: What is the greatest thing about being you?

A: I’m pretty cool under pressure.

 

Q: If you could be an animal, what would you be?

A: I would be a Lion.

 

Q: Who is your hero?

A: My hero is Deadpool.

 

Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?

A: I want to be an FBI agent when I grow up.

 

Q: What are you most looking forward to at the parade?

A: I’m most excited to meet the celebrities!

Ingris

Age 10 – Carrollton, TX

Q: What is the greatest thing about being you?

A: My smile.

 

Q: If you could be an animal, what would you be?

A: I would be a Zebra.

 

Q: Who is your hero?

A: My hero is Wonder Woman.

 

Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?

A: I want to be a doctor when I grow up.

 

Q: What are you most looking forward to at the parade?

A: I’m most excited about being on T.V.!

Kailyn

Age 6 – San Antonio, TX

Q: What is the greatest thing about being you?

A: My smile.

 

Q: If you could be an animal, what would you be?

A: I would be a Penguin.

 

Q: Who is your hero?

A: My hero is Batgirl.

 

Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?

A: I want to be a doctor when I grow up.

 

Q: What are you most looking forward to at the parade?

A: I’m most excited about seeing Santa!

Bear

Age 10 – Allen, TX

Q: What is the greatest thing about being you?

A: I can flip water bottles in the air and make them land on their caps.

 

Q: If you could be an animal, what would you be?

A: I would be a megalodon.

 

Q: Who is your hero?

A: My hero is my dad.

 

Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?

A: I want to be a teacher when I grow up.

 

Q: What are you most looking forward to at the parade?

A: I’m most excited about seeing the floats!

Kip

Age 5 – DeSoto, TX

Q: What is the greatest thing about being you?

A: My brain.

 

Q: If you could be an animal, what would you be?

A: I would be a Cheetah.

 

Q: Who is your hero?

A: My hero is God.

 

Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?

A: I want to be the President of the United States when I grow up.

 

Q: What are you most looking forward to at the parade?

A: I’m most excited about getting to ride with Elmo!

Sadie

Age 9 – Lantana, TX

Q: What is the greatest thing about being you?

A: I am an advocate for childhood cancer and continue to work hard to raise awareness about the disease.

 

Q: If you could be an animal, what would you be?

A: I would be a Tiger.

 

Q: Who is your hero?

A: My hero is my family.

 

Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?

A: I want to be an artist when I grow up.

 

Q: What are you most looking forward to at the parade?

A: I’m most excited about getting to ride on a float!

Marcee

Age 10 – Frisco, TX

Q: What is the greatest thing about being you?

A: I’m really strong!

 

Q: If you could be an animal, what would you be?

A: I would be a wolf.

 

Q: Who is your hero?

A: My hero is my dad.

 

Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?

A: I want to be a dyslexia teacher.

 

Q: What are you most looking forward to at the parade?

A: I’m most looking forward to seeing Santa!

Arly

Age 12 – Mansfield, TX

Q: What is the greatest thing about being you?

A: I’m a positive person.

 

Q: If you could be an animal, what would you be?

A: I would be a cat.

 

Q: Who is your hero?

A: My hero is my mom.

 

Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?

A: I want to be a veterinarian when I grow up.

 

Q: What are you most looking forward to at the parade?

A: I’m just really excited to be in the parade!

Jasmin

Age 11 – DeSoto, TX

Q: What is the greatest thing about being you?

A: I can easily adapt to my surroundings.

 

Q: If you could be an animal, what would you be?

A: I would be a horse.

 

Q: Who is your hero?

A: My hero is my “papa.”

 

Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?

A: I want to be a veterinarian when I grow up.

 

Q: What are you most looking forward to at the parade?

A: I’m most excited about seeing the smiles on everyone’s faces!

Britton

Age 13 – Justin, TX

Q: What is the greatest thing about being you?

A: I love my sense of humor and eye color.

 

A: If you could be an animal, what would you be?

Q: I would be a dolphin because I love the ocean.

 

Q: Who is your hero?

A: My hero is Amelia Earhart because she never changes for anyone but herself.

 

Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?

A: I want to be a guitarist or an architect when I grow up.

 

Q: What are you most looking forward to at the parade?

A: I’m most excited about seeing all the different people in the crowd!

Reagan

Age 10 – Midlothian, TX

Q: What is the greatest thing about being you?

A: My fashion and my personality.

 

Q: If you could be an animal, what would you be?

A: I would be a panda or a penguin.

 

Q: Who is your hero?

A: My hero is Tia Mowry.

 

Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?

A: I want to be a mom, super model, and Olympic gymnast when I grow up.

 

Q: What are you most looking forward to at the parade?

A: I’m most excited about getting to be with Miss Texas and being on T.V.!

Annabella

Age 6 – Dallas, TX

Q: What is the greatest thing about being you?

A: I’m really good at school.

 

Q: If you could be an animal, what would you be?

A: I would be a lion.

 

Q: Who is your hero?

A: My hero is my family.

 

Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?

A: I want to be a soldier when I grow up.

 

Q: What are you most looking forward to at the parade?

A: I’m most excited about seeing the floats!

Jace

Age 6 – Celina, TX

Q: What is the greatest thing about being you?

A: I’m really nice and I’m also a super hero!

 

Q: If you could be an animal, what would you be?

A: I would be a jaguar.

 

Q: Who is your hero?

A: My hero is Iron Man.

 

Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?

A: I want to be a football coach when I grow up.

 

Q: What are you most looking forward to at the parade?

A: I’m most excited about seeing the cars, police cars and fire trucks!

Noah

Age 9 – Texarkana, TX

Q: What is the greatest thing about being you?

A: My family.

 

Q: If you could be an animal, what would you be?

A: I would be a cheetah.

 

Q: Who is your hero?

A: My hero is my dad.

 

Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?

A: I want to be a veterinarian when I grow up.

 

Q: What are you most looking forward to at the parade?

A: I’m most excited about riding with Iron Man!

Cypress

Age 14 – Mesquite, TX

Q: What is the greatest thing about being you?

A: I’m really goofy.

 

Q: If you could be an animal, what would you be?

A: I would be a giraffe.

 

Q: Who is your hero?

A: My heroes are Skylar Diggins and Brittney Griner.

 

Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?

A: I want to be either a cardiac nurse or work with animals when I grow up.

 

Q: What are you most looking forward to at the parade?

A: I’m most excited about getting to hang out Miss America!

Ella

Age 10 – Carrollton, TX

Q: What is the greatest thing about being you?

A: My drawings!

 

Q: If you could be an animal, what would you be?

A: I would be a lion.

 

Q: Who is your hero?

A: My hero is my sister.

 

Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?

A: I want to be a doctor when I grow up.

 

Q: What are you most looking forward to at the parade?

A: I’m most excited about riding on one of the floats!

Ayden

Age 14 – Rockwall, TX

Q: What is the greatest thing about being you?

A: I was lucky enough to be a patient at Children’s Health and they took really great care of me!

 

Q: If you could be an animal, what would you be?

A: I would be a tiger.

 

Q: Who is your hero?

A: My hero is my Spider Man.

 

Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?

A: I want to be an aerospace engineer when I grow up.

 

Q: What are you most looking forward to at the parade?

A: I’m most excited about riding on the floats!

Shaeffer

Age 5 – Frisco, TX

Q: What is the greatest thing about being you?

A: No one else is like me!

 

Q: If you could be an animal, what would you be?

A: I would be a cat.

 

Q: Who is your hero?

A: My hero is Superman.

 

Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?

A: I want to be a teacher when I grow up.

 

Q: What are you most looking forward to at the parade?

A: I’m most excited about being in the parade, getting to be on T.V., and seeing Santa!

Jack

Age 9 – Prosper, TX

Q: What is the greatest thing about being you?

A: I’m really awesome and I’m good at reading and playing baseball.

 

Q: If you could be an animal, what would you be?

A: I would be a gray wolf.

 

Q: Who is your hero?

A: My hero is Superman.

 

Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?

A: I want to be a game designer when I grow up.

 

Q: What are you most looking forward to at the parade?

A: I’m most excited about getting to be on T.V.!

Fisher

Age 11 – League City, TX

Q: What is the greatest thing about being you?

A: I have a lot of really great friends.

 

Q: If you could be an animal, what would you be?

A: I would be a falcon.

 

Q: Who is your hero?

A: My hero is Corey Coleman.

 

Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?

A: I want to be a professional baseball player when I grow up.

 

Q: What are you most looking forward to at the parade?

A: I’m really excited that I just get to be in the parade!

Lauren

Age 11 – Carrollton, TX

Q: What is the greatest thing about being you?

A: My smile, attitude, and sense of humor.

 

Q: If you could be an animal, what would you be?

A: I would be a dog so I could protect my family.

 

Q: Who is your hero?

A: My hero is my sister, Melanie.

 

Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?

A: I want to be a rock star/pop star when I grow up.

 

Q: What are you most looking forward to at the parade?

A: I’m really excited that I get to ride on a float!

Aden

Age 6 – Mesquite, TX

Q: What is the greatest thing about being you?

A: I’m really good at school.

 

Q: If you could be an animal, what would you be?

A: I would be a cow.

 

Q: Who is your hero?

A: My hero is Spider Man.

 

Q: What do you want to be when you grow up?

A: I want to be a fireman when I grow up.

 

Q: What are you most looking forward to at the parade?

A: I’m most excited about seeing Santa!

Allison

Age 6 – Garland, TX

Escher

Age 10 – Arlington, TX