- Google paid a total of $80,000 to a first grader and her school
- The 7-year-old girl won the 10th annual Doodle 4 Google contest
- The girl’s winning doodle will be displayed on Google’s homepage before the year ends
Google, the multinational tech company, awarded a total of $80,000 a 7-year-old girl from Virginia for her dinosaur doodle.
According to CNBC, first grader Sarah Gomez-Lane won the 10th Doodle 4 Google contest. She bested 180,000 other contestants across the United States and is also the youngest to ever win the yearly competition.
Sarah receives $30,000 for her College scholarship, while $50,000 will be given to her school, Pine Spring Elementary, to be spent on technology. Each of the four other finalists received a Pixelbook computer and $5,000 for College scholarship.
All the contestants were asked to respond to the theme “What Inspires Me…”
Sarah said she drew dinosaurs and a shovel because she wants to become a paleontologist someday.
“The things on my Doodle are my favorite dinosaurs. Dinosaurs inspire me to study more to be a paleontologist. The shovel is for my future job!” she told Google.
Sarah’s Dino Doodle will be displayed on Google’s homepage before the year ends.
Here’s Sarah’s winning doodle: