Portland, OR. The streets were bright as over 300,000 spectators packed the 2.25-mile route of the Rose Festival’s Starlight Parade on June 3rd. There were about 100 illuminated entries including floats, regional marching bands, floats and twinkling costumes. The Rose Festival just announced the 2017 winners of the parade and starlight run. The list is below.

KBPS and Benson Polytechnic High School were in the 2017 starlight parade.

John “Elvis” Shroder, one of Portland’s most well-known street performers, was selected Grand Marshal for the event. He has been performing on the city’s streets for decades.

Here’s a list of the winners:

2017 PGE/SOLVE Starlight Parade Awards


Sweepstakes Award (Best Illumination)

Oregon Falun Dafa Association

The Portlandia Award

The Daffodil Festival

Best Marching Entry

Lee’s Association Dragon & Lion Dance Team

Commercial Division

First Place: Astoria Regatta Festival Float presented by Columbia Bank

Second Place: CareOregon

Third Place: Alaska Airlines

Non-Commercial Division

First Place: Multnomah County Animal Services

Second Place: Marysville Strawberry Festival

Third Place: Columbia River Yachting Association 



Union High School (Camas, WA)

In State, Open Division

First Place: Century High School (Hillsboro, OR)

Second Place: David Douglas High School (Portland, OR)

Third Place: Grants Pass High School (Grants Pass, OR)

In State, Division A

First Place: Milwaukie High School (Milwaukie, OR)

Second Place: Silverton High School (Silverton, OR)

Third Place: McMinnville High School (McMinnville, OR)

Out of State, Open Division

First Place: Evergreen High School (Vancouver, WA)

Second Place: Shorecrest High School (Shoreline, WA)

Third Place: Skyview High School (Vancouver, WA)

Out of State, Division A

First Place: Hockinson High School (Brush Prairie, WA)

Second Place: Hudson’s Bay High School (Vancouver, WA)




1. Caleb Seely (Portland, OR)

2. Oscar Bayman (Vancouver, WA)

3. Kaleb Keyjeting (Portland, OR)

4. Josh Gordon (Portland, OR)

5. Matthew Spear (Seaside, OR)



1. Carre Heineck (Milwaukie, OR)

2. Corinna Jackson (Portland, OR)

3. Jennifer Bergman (Portland, OR)

4. Erin Menitee (San Diego, CA)

5. Deanna O’Neil (Canby, OR)