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ASD Student Wins Alaska Doodle for Google Competition

Adrienne with drawing Adrienne with her Doodle for Google drawing. (Robert DeBerry/ASD)

 

Adrienne, a Rabbit Creek Elementary student aims to make the world a better place through her art. Winning the Alaska Doodle for Google competition puts her one step closer.

She is one of the 54 State and Territory Winners across the country. Adrienne’s doodle was selected from thousands of entries received this year for the Doodle for Google competition.

Doodle for Google is an annual contest open to students in grades K-12. Students are invited to create their own Google doodle for the chance to have it featured on Google.com, as well as win some great scholarships and tech packages for their schools.

The theme for this year’s competition was, “I show kindness by…”

With that thought in mind Adrienne started with drawing her school.

I drew the teacher taking everybody into the classroom,” Adrienne said. “It is a school full of people that want to make our community an even better place for students by keeping the school clean.”

“Sometimes my classroom is messy, but we always clean it,” she said. “It’s important to help keep the school and the community clean."

Adrienne said she hopes to grow up to be an artist so winning for the Alaska part of the competition is pretty nice. She said regardless of winning or losing she is glad she entered and tried.

Celeste Erickson, Rabbit Creek Art Specialist echoes that sentiment. “I always tell my students that they can't win if they don't try, and I cannot wait to share Adrienne's story with them to help spark hope and encouragement.”

Adrienne is a very special little artist said Erickson.  She said Adrienne has a tremendous passion for art and a huge smile on her face every time she comes into the art room.

Erickson said working with Adrienne is wonderful. Her excitement shines through her positive attitude while working in class and words of gratitude each time she leaves my room.  “She is such a joy to have as a student and I am beyond thrilled her design has been selected as Alaska's finalist.” 

Rabbit Creek Elementary Principal Kristina Peterson said Adrienne is very deserving, and it is truly an honor to have her as the Alaska k-3 winner. 

"Adrienne is a model of many things at Rabbit Creek, to include her work ethic, positive attitude and respectful nature," Peterson said. "She is always smiling and doing her very best. We are so proud to see her recognized for art-one of her many talents."

In the next stage of the contest, Google will invite the public to vote for their favorite Doodle from the 54 State and Territory Winners, in order to help determine which students will go on to become one of the five National Finalists. Voting will be open from August 17th-August 21st on the Doodle for Google website: doodle4google.com

Google will announce these five National Finalists in August, one of which will go on to become the National Winner and have their Doodle featured on the Google homepage for a day. 

National Finalists will each win a $5,000 college scholarship, Google hardware, and custom swag. 

The National Winner will take home a $30,000 college scholarship and his or her school will receive a $50,000 tech package towards the establishment or improvement of a computer lab or technology program. 

To help Adrienne win the National competion vote here.

Adrienne's Drawing