Tuesday, January 8, 2019

2018 Doodle for Google National Winner

This morning, I opened a new tab on my computer to look something up and saw the newest Google. It immediately caught my eye because of the subject matter: Dinosaurs. My 12-year-old is still fascinated by them. And the other thing that piqued my curiosity was the drawing style. It appeared to be drawn by a child.

I also noted that it was a video doodle. Thinking I would show my son, I clicked on it to see what would happen and was delighted to watch the interactive unfold before me. I thought, hey, I need to share this with MommyMaestra readers to inspire them!

THEN I noticed that this was the 2018 Doodle for Google National Winner, so I went to see who it was. And you can't imagine my joy to discover it was 2nd grader Sarah Gomez-Lane! I love it when I see Hispanic kids excelling!

According to the Google page dedicated to the doodle:
"For the first time in Doodle for Google’s 10-year history, Sarah got to collaborate with the Doodle team to transform her artwork into an animated, interactive experience. She also received $30,000 toward a college scholarship, and her elementary school in Falls Church, VA will receive $50,000 to spend on technology to help students like Sarah continue to pursue what inspires them."

How great for her and her school!

Watch the short video sharing Sarah's story here:

If your child has been inspired to enter, the 2019 Doodle for Google is live! Click here to learn what the theme is and find out how to enter.


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