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Students at George Washington School doodle Google


Fourth- and fifth-graders at the West Hempstead Union Free School District’s George Washington School have recently submitted work into the Doodle for Google contest.

Students were invited to bring creativity to life in a doodle that expresses the theme of “When I grow up, I hope . . .” for this year’s contest. Entries could be a drawing on a sheet of paper, a digital photo or a scan of the doodle taped to the official entry form. Along with the entry, a 50-word descriptive statement about the creation is to be submitted by the March 18 deadline.

In total, 53 students will be named winners from their state and/or territory with five finalists competing for the title of overall winner at Google’s Mountain View headquarters. The grand prize consists of a $30,000 college scholarship, a $50,000 Google for Education technology package for the winner’s school and their artwork placed on the Google home page for a day. The other four finalists will each also win a $5,000 college scholarship.

Students at George Washington created doodles such as hopes of space travel, less bullying, appreciation of nature, more emphasis on reading and books and becoming an astronaut.

“The students really impressed with their doodles and we look forward to the next steps in the contest,” G.W. teacher Dara Perlow said, in a news release.

Compiled by Nakeem Grant