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“Coming Home” by Wisconsin student wins U.S. 2013 Doodle 4 Google competition

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After 130,000 submissions and millions of votes cast, Sabrina Brady, a 12th-grader from Sparta, Wisc. has been named the 2013 U.S. Doodle 4 Google National Winner.

Her winning doodle, “Coming Home,” which was a picture depicting a girl’s reunion with her father returning from will be featured on the Google homepage in the U.S. tomorrow, May 23.

Sabrina’s doodle stood out in the crowd,” Google said in its official blog on Wednesday. “It tells the story of her reunion with her father as he returned from an 18 month deployment in Iraq. Her creative use of the Google letters to illustrate this heartfelt moment clearly resonated with voters across the country and all of us at Google.”

Students across all 50 states amazed us with their creative interpretations of this year’s theme, “My Best Day Ever…” From scuba diving to dinosaurs to exploring outer space, we were wowed by the ways young artists brought their best days to life in their doodles.

Beyond seeing her doodle appear on Google’s home page, Sabrina will receive a $30,000 college scholarship, a Chromebook computer, and a $50,000 technology grant for her school. She’s headed to the Minneapolis College of Art and Design this fall, where Google says “she will continue her artistic pursuits.”

Google also singled out four national finalists, each of whom will be given a $5,000 college scholarship. All 50 state winners will be treated to an exhibition at the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan where their artwork will be on display until July 14.

Doodle 4 Google is an annual program that invites K-12 students in the United States to use their artistic talents to think big and redesign our homepage logo for millions to see. We hope to see the contest implemented in other parts of the world.

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