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Cal Poly Rose Parade float entry wins Extraordinaire Award

Posted at 7:39 AM, Jan 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-01 12:20:28-05

Once again, Cal Poly has won an award for its entry into the Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena.

This year, Cal Poly’s float, titled “Far Out Frequencies,” was awarded the Extraordinaire Award.

While Poly has earned 57 awards for its entries over the decades, it is the first time taking home this award.

We are so excited to announce that we were presented the Extraordinary Award, for most extraordinary float in the…

Posted by Cal Poly Rose Float on Tuesday, January 1, 2019


The float features a pair of astronauts and other animated alien friends on another planet communicating through music to go along with the parade’s theme, “The Melody of Life.”

This year’s design was chosen by the Cal Poly Rose Float team from among 150 entries.

Students and volunteers have been working for the last week to decorate it with 7,000 roses, 7,200 Gerbera daisies, 3,200 irises, 200 red cabbages along with white cushion mums and button mums, according to Cal Poly.

The float is a combined effort between students at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and Cal Poly Pomona.

It is the ninth entry into the New Year’s Day parade, which starts at 8 a.m. on KSBY.