On New Year’s Day I took my family out to the Rose Parade and saw, for the first time in my life, what an amazing event that is. It’s been a New Year tradition since 1890, and this year, for the first time, Students Run LA was featured in the parade. The three-masted Honda “Ship of Dreams” float highlighted SRLA as one of seven philanthropic partners that improves the lives of children. Milton Hom, an SRLA leader from LeConte Middle School, and student runner Hemashary Juarez were both on the float doing their best parade waves. What a great way to ring in the new year!