Cheshire Third Grader Advances to National Doodle for Google Competition

A third-grade student from Cheshire is in the national Doodle for Google competition after taking the top spot in the state competition.

Natalia Pepe, a 3rd grader at St. Bridget School, was named the Connecticut winner for her doodle, “Farmers.”

The prompt for this year’s competition was “When I grow up, I hope…” and Pepe’s Doodle statement was: “When I grow up, I hope there will be more farms and more people to grow their own food. I think people and our Planet would benefit from it.”

This is the 11th Doodle competition, which is open to students from kindergarten to grade 12. Judges include Jimmy Fallon, 2018 National Teacher of the Year Mandy Manning and Kermit the Frog.

Everyone across the United States can vote for their favorite doodle from the 53 state and territory winners. Voting will be open from June 3 to June 7. When voting starts, you can cast a vote here. 

The national winner will receive a $30,000 college scholarship and a trip to Google’s headquarters in California as well as Google hardware and merchandise.

The school the winning student attends will receive a $50,000 tech package toward the establishment or improvement of a computer lab or STEM program, according to Google, .

The four finalists who do not become the national winner will also receive a trip to California plus hardware and merchandise, in addition to $5,000 college scholarships.

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