New Haven High School has decided to participate in the Doodle for Google competition. NHHS’s art teacher, Mrs. Katie Borcherding, handles all the finishing designs that the students make and sends them out to be judged.
Mrs. Borcherding was asked what exactly Doodle for Google was and if there was a certain theme for it. She replied, “Doodle for Google is a Scholarship competition from Google. Students are asked to create a doodle that could be used on the Google homepage. This year's theme was ‘What Inspires Me’.”
She was also asked who was entered in the competition and what they get if what they win. “Three students submitted pieces: Dori McCarty, Abbey Grater, and Callie Weatherly. The top winner gets a $30,000 scholarship.
More prizes can be found here: https://doodles.google.com/d4g/prizes.html.”
This link includes information on all the different prizes, rankings, and types of finalists.
Mrs. Borcherding was asked about her thoughts on her students’ designs. She said: “I thought that the designs were really good and illustrated some influential topics. One work discussed gender equality, another brought in the idea of how hopes and dreams change as the child grows, and the last student created a piece that showed her personal inspiration for being her best.”
The contestants will find out the state and territory results on April 9th. Then the five national winners will be selected in May.
We would like to wish our three New Haven contestants in the competition the best of luck. Whatever the outcome may be, they still did their very best and were brave in trying something as big as this. Good luck, Callie, Abbey, and Dori!