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Lexington student Milo Golding has Kentucky’s top Doodle for Google; will compete nationally

Commonwealth residents can vote for Lexington Christian student’s artwork

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Lexington Christian Academy (LCA) junior Milo Golding received a surprise visit at his family’s home from Google’s “Doodle for Google” team informing him his doodle, one of thousands received by Google from across the country and U.S. territories, was the winning submission for Kentucky.

Golding’s entry will represent Kentucky in the final stages of the Doodle for Google competition, an annual art contest for K-12 student across the nation. Students were invited to submit their artistic interpretation of this year’s theme, “I am strong, because…” for the chance to have it featured at the top of Google.com. Winning students receive scholarships along with tech packages for their schools.

In describing his doodle, Golding said, “I am strong because I have hope. I once asked my father how he overcame obstacles and became who he wanted to be. Hope, hope keeps me strong. After I unexpectedly lost him at 13 due to a heart attack, it helped me overcome grief and support other children who lost loved ones.”

Visit the voting page for Milo Golding’s Google Doodle by clicking his illustration.

How to ‘vote’ for Golding

In the next stage of the competition, Google invites the public to vote for their favorite Doodle from the 54 state and territory winners to help determine the five National Finalists. Voting is open now through May 14 on the Doodle for Google website: www.doodle4google.com, then click Vote Now, Grades 10-12, and select Kentucky as your choice.

“This is such a tremendous honor for Milo, his family, fellow students, and teachers,” said LCA Head of School Scott Wells. “Milo is an exceptionally talented, humble, and truly special young man. We are so very proud of him.”

One National Winner’s artwork will be displayed on Google.com for one day. He or she will also receive:

  • A $30,000 college scholarship
  • A $50,000 technology package for their school/non-profit organization
  • Google hardware
  • Fun Googley swag

The four National Finalists, who do not become the National Winner, will have their doodles featured on the Doodle for Google gallery. Each National Finalist will receive:

  • A $5,000 college scholarship
  • Google hardware
  • Fun Googley swag