Google awards $30,000 to a 7-year-old girl for her dinosaur drawing

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  • 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.

Sarah with 4 other finalists (Image via Google)

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:

Dino Doodle (Image from Google)

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