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6-year-old girl beats 182,000 contestants to win Google contest, bags $30,000 scholarship

An exceptional 6-year-old girl named Sarah Gomez-lane has outshined 182,000 contestants to emerge as the winner of the Google art contest and was awarded a $30,000 worth of scholarship.

Sarah, a Virginia girl was declared the 2018 Doodle for Google contest winner. Her Parents told Abc that her passions led her to the top of the competition.

The theme of the competition was, “What inspires you” for its 10th year. ”On a stormy day last year, when the power went out at her school, Sarah decided to draw dinosaurs, because she wants to be a paleontologist one day, ”Sarah’s mother, Maria Gomez said.

The Doodle for Google had 182,000 entries and Sarah won as the overall winner. She was awarded 30,000 dollars in scholarship funds for college, and her school, Pine Spring Elementary School in Falls Church, was given $50,000 in funds to spend on technology, Google said.

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The school will be using that money to purchase interactive smart boards, ” WJLA reported. “When they called my name, I was surprised,” Sarah said.

The winner was announced after Google invited the finalists for each grade level to its headquarters in California, where they interacted with Google’s professional doodlers for the day.

Sarah’s interactive dinosaur drawing was featured on the United States Google homepage. She is also the first winner ever to collaborate with Google’s artists to bring her drawing to life, transforming the artwork into an “animated, interactive experience.

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The doodlers asked Sarah about her artistic process, including what she was thinking when she created the characters and what their likes and dislikes were to enable them to create it.

Sarah was chosen because Google was “blown away by her big ambitions for her future, especially at her young age,” Google company said in a statement.

 

 

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