12-year-old illustrator is finalist for national Google competition

HARVARD, Mass. — A talented student in Harvard could soon have her art on the Google homepage for millions to see.

Caroline Charland, 12, is a finalist for a national Google competition.

The seventh-grader illustrated a book on how kids can handle COVID-19 stress.

Caroline has now qualified for the national “Doodle for Google” contest, which is open to K-12 students across the U.S. to design a Google Doodle inspired by the theme “I am strong because...”

She is one of the 54 state and territory winners across the country. Caroline’s doodle was selected from thousands of entries received this year.

Google is inviting the public to vote for their favorite Doodle in order to help determine which students will go on to become one of the 5 national finalists.

It’s a public vote. Voting ends Friday at midnight.

Google will announce these five national finalists later this month, one of which will go on to become the national winner and have their Doodle featured on the Google homepage for a day.

If Caroline wins, she receives a college scholarship and her school receives a $50,000 technology package from Google.

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