Johnston, RI - February 23, 2017 A talented student in Johnston could soon have his art on the Google homepage for hundreds of millions to see. Google is announcing the 53 state and territory winners in its ninth annual Doodle 4 Google competition, a contest open to K-12 students across the United States to redesign the Google logo inspired by the theme “What I see for the future...”.
Wilson El Hage, a 6th grader from Nicholas A. Ferri Middle School in Johnston is one of the 53 winners with his doodle, “The Travel Watch,” saying,“Do you want to travel into the future, see Mars or Venus? Or do you prefer to go back into the prehistoric times? The time travel watch can take you anywhere, so why not!”
Wilson’s doodle was selected from thousands of entries received this year.
To help their favorites succeed, everyone across the USA can vote for their favorite doodle from the 53 state winners. Voting will be open from February 23rd to March 6th on this site: http://www.google.com/doodle4g oogle/vote.html, and the public vote will determine the five national finalists (one in each grade group). Google will announce these five national finalists and one of them as the national winner on March 31 — and the winner’s doodle will go live on Google.com that day.
The National Winner will take home a $30,000 college scholarship and his or her school will receive a $50,000 Google for Education grant towards the establishment and improvement of a computer lab or technology program.