DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. – An eighth grader at Cresthill Middle School in Highlands Ranch is vying to become one of five finalists for a Google Doodle competition after winning the state competition.
“I show kindness by opening my mind and accepting everyone no matter their religion, race, gender, or sexual preference. I seek to understand. The better we understand each other, the kinder we are to one another. I imagine a world with informed leaders who represent the ideas of us all,” is how Ferre described his illustration.
Ferre’s doodle was chosen as the best in Colorado and is part of the Grades 6-7 category.
Now that the state winners have been picked, they are in the running to move on to the final round – in which Google executives will choose one of five finalists’ illustrations to be displayed on the Google homepage for a day.
The winner will also receive a $30,000 scholarship for college and a $50,000 technology package for their school.