Frisco’s own Sharon Sara of Vaughn Elementary school beat out tens of thousands of other submissions for Google’s ‘Doodle for Google’ contest this year with the theme “I show kindness by . . .”
This year’s theme inspires positivity in what has been a challenging year so far, and Sharon’s drawing embodies the optimism and positivity that this year’s Doodle for Google was hoping to showcase.
Sara’s doodle, “Together as One,” depicts six girls of all different skin colors, hairstyles, and fashion choices uniting with their hands grasped with one another, highlighting the importance of inclusion and acceptance. “I show kindness by sticking together with my friends in tough times,” Sara’s artist statement reads. “I drew people coming together and not thinking about the outside but being together because of their personality.” Read the full article here.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott congratulated Sara on her win.
“Sharon’s artwork reminds us of the importance of unity and kindness towards others, especially during these challenging times,” Abbot told Google. “We look forward to joining the hundreds of millions of people across the country who will see this inspiring artwork displayed on the Google homepage. On behalf of the State of Texas, I want to say how proud we are of Sharon’s achievement, and we look forward to seeing what the future holds for this bright young Texan.”
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Because of her winning artwork entry, which beat out 54 other finalists, Sharon Sara will receive a $30,000 scholarship, and her school, Vaughn Elementary will receive a $50,000 technology aid package directly from Google. Her doodle, pictured above, was featured on the Google homepage for a whole day as per the terms of the contest.