An eighth-grader at Falmouth Middle School has won a $5,000 college scholarship after finishing in the top five of a nationwide Google art contest.
Joseph Han, 14, was already among the 50 state winners in the “Doodle 4 Google” contest for his colorful drawing, “Late-Afternoon Bliss.”
But on Wednesday, Sabrina Brady, a Wisconsin high schooler, was named the winner at a ceremony at Google’s headquarters in New York. Han was one of the four runner-ups.
Brady won a $30,000 college scholarship, a Chromebook computer and a $50,000 techonology grant for her school.
Han won a $5,000 college scholarship.
Earlier this year, more than 130,000 students submitted entries to have their artwork displayed on Google’s popular search website. Google then picked a winner from each state.
The 50 winning doodles were displayed in the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
Online voting conducted by Google whittled down the 50 state finalists to the top five.
Han’s doodle was a colorful painting of a boy sitting on the bank of a river with the Google name subtly spelled out by trees and a footbridge.
Brady’s doodle, titled “Coming Home,” showed a young black-and-white girl running toward her soldier father, ending in a colorful hug. Her doodle will be on Google’s homepage Thursday.
The other three runners-up were from New York, Arizona and New Jersey.
To view the doodles of the five finalists and all 50 state winners, click here.