"Doodle 4 Google" State Winner for Illinois is Half Day School Fourth-Grade Student!
At Half Day School on May 3rd, Google representatives and U.S. Congressman Brad Schneider surprised Insha Kittur as the Winner of Doodle 4 Google Competition from Illinois!
Thanks to Google's "Doodle 4 Google" competition, this talented local elementary school student could soon have her art featured on Google's homepage. On May 3rd at Half Day School's assembly, 4th grader Insha Kittur was announced as the finalist for Illinois in this year's contest.
This year's theme was "What inspires me?" and Kittur's doodle was chosen over thousands of other entries received this year. Congressman Brad Schneider (10th District) attended and congratulated Kittur.
Principal Jill Mau added, "I am so excited for Insha, and not surprised about her wonderful accomplishment. Her creativity and shining personality are reflected in her winning Google Doodle. This award also recognizes Insha's investment in her work at Half Day School."
About The Doodle 4 Google Competition:
Open to K-12 students across the state, the Doodle 4 Google competition spreads to 53 U.S. states and territories. The 53 state and territory finalists will be narrowed down to a group of five by a fan vote, which will last two weeks starting May 7th. One of the five will then be named the national winner on in June, and will take home a $30,000 college scholarship and his or her school will receive a $50,000 Google for Education grant. To see a full list of state winners and to vote online, visit: http://www.google.com/doodle4google/vote.html
About Half Day School:
In 1842, Half Day School was the first District established in Lake County, Illinois. In 2016, the school became a three-time Blue Ribbon School Award Winner for academic excellence! The school is located at 239 Olde Half Day Road in Lincolnshire and serves third through fifth-grade students. Half Day School is part of Lincolnshire-Prairie View School District 103, an award-winning elementary district serving approximately 1,800 students from the communities of Lincolnshire and Prairie View and portions of Buffalo Grove, Vernon Hills, Mettawa, Riverwoods, and Lake Forest. For more information about District 103, visit www.d103.org. Our mission is "to provide innovative learning experiences which empower each student to excel and make a difference in a diverse and interconnected world."