Georgia Bulletin

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Marist student Ian Otten’s doodle was chosen as the Georgia winner in a national competition hosted by Google. The seventh-grader’s designs was chosen from more than 100,000 state submissions.


Marist student’s doodle catches the eye of Google

Published March 3, 2016

ATLANTA—Ian Otten, a Marist School seventh-grader, earned the top prize as the Georgia winner of the Doodle 4 Google, a national competition.

The competition challenged students from across the country to use Google’s homepage as a canvas to doodle and show what makes them unique. Ian’s doodle was titled “My Love for Sports.” He was selected from more than 100,000 statewide submissions.

Google representatives joined teachers and students at Marist School to surprise Otten. At the event, he received a T-shirt with his doodle printed on it and a Google tablet. His entry advanced to the final round, where five national finalists will be selected by the public via online voting. Voting ended on Feb. 22, and the national winner will be announced March 21.

The national winner will have his or her doodle featured on the homepage, receive a $30,000 college scholarship, a $50,000 Google for Education grant for his or her school and a Chromebook.