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Tuscaloosa girl awarded second place in Disney science fair

Rice and her treehouse model. (Photo: Jodi Williams) Rice and her treehouse model. (Photo: Jodi Williams)
TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) -

A local girl from Tuscaloosa has won a big prize after participating in a science fair backed by Disney.

Delaney Rice took second place in the Frankenweenie Science Fair hosted by Discovery Science Center and Walt Disney Studios. Her project was a three-dimensional model of a Disney-themed treehouse built on engineering principles.

Rice won four tickets to Disneyland and a tour of Disney Backstage for her hard work. She received them last Friday at the El Capitan Theatre during the awards ceremony.

"I am so proud of Delaney. She was the only girl in the top 6 and she won Most Creative!" said Jodi Williams, Rice's Gifted and Talented classroom teacher at Faucett-Vestavia Elementary.

Rice says she wants to be a Disney Imagineer when she grows up. The producer of Beauty and the Beast and The Lion King, Don Hahn, says she appears to be on her way.

The treehouse model will be on display at the El Capitan Theatre throughout October.

Williams says 3 other students from Faucett-Vestavia made it into the top 50 finalists.

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