Monday, March 21, 2016

Today's 'GOOGLE' banner design hails from DC high school student

"My Afrocentric Life" by. Akilah Johnson
One time for the youth in the city succeeding from their creativity and talent!  Akilah Johnson, a sophomore at Eastern Senior High School in NW DC, beat out the 100,000 student entry 'Doodle 4 Google' competition when she won their national contest.  

If you visit the Google website today, you can see her banner flourishing in all it's glory.   

"Although it felt like forever making this picture, it only took me about two weeks."

Akilah expressed she had such excitement receiving the award that it turned into tears.
 "It's really overwhelming".  

On top of her winning the award and receiving the spotlight on the Google home page, Akilah will receive a $50,000 scholarship.  In addition, Eastern will be awarded a $50,000 Google for Education grant "towards the establishment and improvement of a computer lab or technology program".

Proud of you young lady!  Keep Shining :-)

To read more... visit the WashingtonPost 

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