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Cain 7th grader Piper Fisk finalist in Google contest, needs your vote for 30K scholarship

ROCKWALL – A Cain Middle School seventh grader has been selected as the state winner and one of 50 finalists in the nationwide “Doodle for Google” competition, conducted annually so K-12 students from across the nation can help Google design a new logo.

Now Piper Fisk and Cain Middle School need your votes so she can win a $30,000 college scholarship and Cain can win a $50,000 grant towards the establishment of a computer lab or technology programming.

Cast your vote today for Piper and Cain Middle School today by clicking on this Google contest page and following directions at:  http://www.google.com/doodle4google/finalists.html#d=d3-9

The voting deadline is May 10 so hurry!

The drawing of Piper, the daughter of  Tony and Heather Fisk of Heath, was selected from 114,000 entries following this year’s theme, “If I could travel in time, I’d visit…”

Piper drew a whimsical version of the popular racehorse Secretariat and wrote, “If I could travel in time, I would want to be on the edge of my seat cheering Secretariat on to winning the Triple Crown. By accomplishing something that he loved, Secretariat taught us that if you believe in yourself and try hard, you can achieve any dream.”

Her design was named the best in Texas by Google employees and guest judges. As one of the 50 state winners, Piper earned a free trip to New York City for a Google event and a t-shirt with her design on it. In addition, Piper’s drawing will be featured in a special exhibit at the famed New York Public Library.

If her design is chosen as the 2012 Doodle 4 Google winner, her artwork will appear on the Google homepage as an official logo on May 18, 2012, plus be featured on a limited edition of the iconic Crayola 64 box.

The National Winner will get a $30,000 college scholarship to be used at the school of his or her choice, a trip to New York City for an event on May 17, 2012, a t-shirt printed with his or her doodle on it, a Chromebook, a Wacom digital design tablet and prizes from sponsors.

Piper’s parents told TheRockwallNews.com that they are very proud of their daughter and amazed at all the community support.

“Heather and I are very proud for our daughter, Piper, on her selection as the State Finalist in the Google art competition “Doodle for Google,”  said her father, Tony. “It is such an honor for her to represent the State of Texas, Rockwall County, and the Rockwall Independent School District. We are just in awe of the overwhelming community support.”

Once again, cast your vote today for Piper and Cain Middle School today by clicking on this Google contest page and following directions at:  http://www.google.com/doodle4google/finalists.html#d=d3-9

By J.J. Smith, Publisher

 

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