Google-doodle finalists named; NJ candidate among winners

    Delaware 4th grader gets an honoray mention in the national contest.

    A North Jersey 9th grader was among three finalists in the Doodle-4-Google contest.    Vance Viaggiano of the Heritage Home School Academy in Long Valley, NJ was a finalist.  He is listed in region two on the contest web site.

    A fourth grader from the John Downes Elementary school in Newark won an honorary mention for the most socially aware drawing.  Michael Hemphill created a drawing showing how the Google logo could be turned into pipes and those pipes would send clean water to everyone.   Michael’s creation won region 3 in the 4-6th grade entries.

    The theme for this year was “If I could do anything, I would…”.  In Vince’s drawing his theme would “…enrich the world with an intense passion for art…” 

    There were 40 finalists in the contest.  The 3 finalits will be shown on the Google home page.    All 40 entries will be on display at the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City through the middle of August.  

    The other two finalists along with Vince were from Texas and North Carolina.  The awards were made Wednesday at the museum where Michael and the others were honored for their work.

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