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Friday, May 9, 2014

Google Doodles

During the special assembly that the school and Google have put together, we've learned  things about Google and how Doodle4Google have started.  The Google representatives  have prepared a presentation for the students.  
 This pretty much summarize what the representatives have explained to us.
 When we think about the word Google, the first thing that come to mind is the word "search" right?  The QUEST of finding an answer to something that we are looking for online.  Well, they said that Google does so much  things aside from search and stuff.
 They asked the student to make a guess which of the four below  is the very first  Google Doodle that they came up with.    The answer is the first one.
 Since then, a bunch of  Google Doodles have been made like the ones below.
Then they  started a contest called Doodle4Google which gives k-12 student from  50 states  a chance to win a scholarship.  Every year, there is a specific theme.
 Here's the winner for 2011 by Matteo Lopez, a seven year old student from South San Francisco California.  This  design is created based from the theme "What I’d like to do someday...”.  Lopez wants to be an astronaut someday.  He won a $15,000 scholarship for this design and his school received $25,000  grant.
 The winner  for Doodle 4 Google in  2012  is Dylan Hoffman from New York City.  The theme for  this was "If I could travel in time, I'd visit..."
2013 Winner was Sabrina Brady from Wisconsin.  The designed was conceptualized  from the theme the "Best Day Ever".  She said that when she was ten years old, her came home from the war and it was her best day ever.  This is just a very touching concept.
My daughter is the state of West Virginia's winner this year.  Her entry was about creating a cure for cancer as we lost love ones from this dreaded and killer C. Below is her essay.
The world would be a much better place  if we could stop cancer from taking so many lives each year.  Technology has made it easier to detect  and treat but  we still have a long way to go.  One life lost is one too many.
Her entry was inspired of the fact that my husband's family have lost lives of love ones  from cancer-related  diseases.  She's sad that she did not get to meet her grandmother (my husband's Mom) and she also witnessed how hard it was for her Uncle Dave to go through the cancer treatment which eventually led to his demise.  

Please help our daughter realize her dream  of  hopefully winning the contest.  It is a shot in the dark but  with your help,  it is possible.  The 50 designs from each state finalist are displayed on Google homepage for public voting since April 29 until May 9th.


25 Smart Readers SAID::

photowannabe said...

Great entry...I hope she wins.

MikiHope said...

Keeping my fingers and toes crossed that she makes the top 5--then the Top of the Heap #1

Dhemz said...

how cool and great information...I hope 2014 will be Rye's entry! I'm excited for her...good luck little lady!

Roger Owen Green said...

welcome back! Good luck.

jared's mum said...

i really adore those Google Doodle that is why I am thrilled at the possibility of seeing Ms. Burrito's very own doodle there one of these days! ^_^

jo-anne said...

Voted for her. I like the message she conveys in her doodle.

Michele D said...

I'm praying that she wins. What a wonderful honor. Good Luck!

Marie Baker said...

Awesome sure hope she wins! I think her Doodle is the Best!!

Sharon Martin said...

Oh I really hope she gets through, i've already voted for her, keep us updated xx

Shengkay Apuhin said...

congrats Rylie. your already a winner to your family. voted you.

Jessica Cassidy said...

I love looking at Doodle when I check my gmail account Sis :-) They are fun and so cute :-) I wish your pretty girl good luck Sis :-) I wish I can vote but I already voted :-)

April McGregor said...

I voted! I wish I could vote once a day. :)

Eileen said...

You have a pretty and talented little lady there. I hope she wins. Your daughter is an inspiration to the youth!

Rcel said...

Thanks for sharing the history of Doodle 4 Google, sis! Triz got so inspired by Rylie and asked if she could join next year. Lol. We'll see!

On the other hand, I sent private messages to my friends and relatives over at Facebook. Most of them responded that they have voted for Rylie. Let's pray that she will get the winner's spot! Best of luck, Rylie! Yay!

Mel Cole said...

She's amazing! Been voting and praying for her! Good luck Rylie!

Healy Harpster said...

I hope that her design/drawing will be choosen.. It is has somethign to do with saving people's lives.

Joy said...

Love the Google doodles. Good luck to Rylie

Franc said...

She really made a great google doodle. I hope she wins.

Leslie: said...

I think Google is awesome! So much better for research than when I was at university when I had to go to the library, go through card catalogues and then the stacks to find relevant material for my essays, etc.

Leslie
abcw team

papaleng said...

Hope she runs away with the top award. If only I can cast a vote again.

Jonas Labagala said...

"The world would be a much better place if we could stop cancer from taking so many lives each year. Technology has made it easier to detect and treat but we still have a long way to go. One life lost is one too many."

This line alone is a big winner. It's a fact that is happening right now. I'm gonna vote for her. :D

Pinx JL said...

Love her doodle! I hope she wins! I haven't heard of that here in CAN or maybe they have, I just did not know.

Aisha Kristine Chong said...

This is a nice google goodle. :) Love it.

AmitAag said...

Great! All the best:)
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Carver said...

Your daughter is very talented. Carver, ABCW Team

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