Arabia Mountain High School student named Georgia winner for Doodle 4 Google competition


One DeKalb County student is attempting to take her art to one of the highest platforms in the world: the Google homepage.

Arabia Mountain High School graduating senior and resident valedictorian, Arantza Pena Popo, was named Google’s state winner for Georgia in the 2019 Doodle 4 Google competition. The competition asks talented artists in grades K through 12 to redesign the Google logo with the theme, “When I grow up, I hope…”

Arantza’s image, “Once You Get It, Give It Back,” was named one of 53 state and territory winners on May 30. Her image is one of 10 selected in the 10th through 12th grade category. As a winner, she will represent Georgia in the final stages of the competition. Five national finalists will be selected before an overall winner is chosen.

The overall winner of the competition will be selected via online voting beginning June 3 and ending June 7 at 11:59 pm. To vote for “Once You Get it, Give It Back,” visit the Doodle 4 Google website, select the “Grades 10-12” grade group, then click on the Georgia entry.

The Doodle 4 Google winner will not just have their artwork placed on the Google homepage, but also receive $30,000 in scholarship funds, as well as a $50,000 tech package for Arabia Mountain High School.

Arantza will attend the University of Southern California this fall to study graphic design. She plans to start a career in sustainable design.


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