Friday, June 28, 2024

Jackson-Reed HS Student's Art Was Wednesday's Google Doodle....Thanks to Your Votes!

by Peggy Robin

I'm excited to announce that the Google Doodle student art contest that we promoted on the Listserv on May 24 and May 31 has resulted in a win for a 12th grade student Maisie from our own Jackson Reed High School in Tenleytown.
I hope you've already seen the news on the front page of today's Metro section in the print edition of the Washington Post (yesterday's online edition), or watched the story, on any one of our local TV news channels.

I'm happy to say the CP Listserv can take pride in our part in Maisie's artistic success. Looks like a critical mass of Listserv readers must have voted for her art!
This was our first pitch to drum up votes for Maisie:
And after she became one of the finalists, this was our second pitch:
And now for Google's announcement of her winning entry (all submissions were required to spell out GOOGLE somewhere in the work):
Maisie from Washington, D.C. is our 2024 Doodle for Google winner
Jun 26, 2024

“Every Sunday night is filled with chaos, laughter, and the smell of food in my household.... As my life grows and changes, my wish for the next 25 years is that this tradition remains a constant.”

Washington, D.C. high school senior Maisie Derlega shares more about the inspiration behind her winning Doodle and her wish for the next 25 years.   
For this year’s Doodle for Google contest, we continued the celebrations for Google’s 25th birthday. K-12 students across the U.S. submitted artwork based on the prompt, “My wish for the next 25 years…” From tens of thousands of creative submissions, we selected the 55 state and territory winners and five national finalists. Now, we’re announcing this year’s contest winner: Congratulations to high school senior Maisie Derlega from Washington, D.C.!

Maisie’s Doodle, “Family Dinner,” is on the Google homepage today [June 26 2024]. Her Doodle — depicting friends and family gathered around a table sharing a meal — represents her wish to continue the tradition of Sunday dinners with her community.
We chatted with Maisie to learn more about her artistic background and the inspiration behind her Doodle [snip -- read the full interview at]
Maisie's prize is $55,000 in scholarship prize money from Google, which she intends to put to good use when she goes off to the University of Michigan to study Art & Design.

This message is reprinted from The Cleveland Park Listserv.

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