A North Texas resident is the only Texan finalist for Google’s 15th annual Doodle for Google contest. Doodle for Google is a competition where contestants draw the search engine home page following a theme. This year’s theme was “I am grateful for...” and students from kindergarten through 12th grade were invited to compete.
Google selected 55 state and territory winners from tens of thousands of submissions, and Haley Ma` from Grand Prairie won the Texas nomination. Here is the Google Doodle she submitted along with her answer:
“I am grateful for homemade dishes that remind me to cherish my culture and time spent with my family cooking such meals. One of my favorite dishes are Lao lotus flower cookies, and whenever I'm away from home, I'm sure I'll remember the hectic but heartwarming process of baking them.”
Texans can vote for Ma to become one of the five national finalists starting today. Votes can be cast on the Doodle for Google website and one winner will be selected out of the five finalists. Haley is in the Grades 10-12 category: https://doodles.google.com/d4g...
The national winner’s artwork will be displayed on Google.com for one day. He or she will also receive:
- A $30,000 college scholarship
- A $50,000 technology package for their school/non-profit organization
- Google hardware
- Fun Google swag
All the best, Haley!