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Hinton Elementary School student chosen as winner in ‘Doodle for Google’ competition
A public vote will determine the five national finalists
HINTON — A talented student in Hinton could soon have her art on the Google homepage for hundreds of millions to see.
In January, Google asked students across the U.S. to submit their ideas for the 15th annual “Doodle for Google” contest. This year, they invited K-12 students to answer the prompt “I am grateful for …” through their art.
Sierra Smith, a fifth-grader, at Hinton Elementary School, is one of the 54 state and territory winners with her doodle “Ocean Waves.” Sierra’s doodle was selected from thousands of entries received this year.
“This Doodle represents our oceans,” Sierra said. “I am very grateful for the many people cleaning our oceans before there is more trash than marine animals. I hope we can restore our oceans and protect them before it is too late.”
Students and faculty at Hinton Elementary celebrated Sierra during a school assembly.
Results of the public vote to determine the five national finalists, one of whom will have their Doodle featured on the Google homepage for a day, will be announced Tuesday on the Google Keyword blog.
The national winner will be announced June 6.
That winner will take home a $30,000 college scholarship and their school will receive a $50,000 tech package toward the establishment or improvement of a computer lab or technology program.
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