The Bunnell High School student added: “You don’t know what they’ve been through — and they don’t know what you’ve been through — so we all deserve respect from each other.”
The four national finalists included Lucien Bell, a third-grader at John Eaton Elementary in the District. His sculptural artwork, titled “E-Waste Google,” was created from “a salvaged DVR.”
The celebrity judges included Simone Biles, Jimmy Kimmel and Sia, as well as animation-industry talents Brenda Chapman and Floyd Norman and flights systems engineer Tracy Drain. The annual Doodle4Google contest, launched in 2008, is open to students grades kindergarten through 12; last year’s winner, Akilah Johnson of the District, won for “My Afrocentric Life.”
Harrison’s victory includes $30,000 toward a college scholarship, and a meeting with the Doodle team at Google’s Bay Area headquarters. Her school will get $50,000 in technology funding.