Google names fifth grader the winner of the US 2020 Doodle for Google contest

By Coral Murphy for USA TODAY

Google’s annual doodle contest showcases the art of young Americans in their homepage logo, and this year was all about kindness. 

Fifth grader Sharon Sara was named the winner of the US 2020 Doodle for Google contest, the company announced. Sharon’s doodle is featured on Google’s homepage Wednesday. 

This year, doodle submissions had to answer the prompt: “I show kindness by…”. 

Sharon highlighted friendship and inclusion as a way to practice kindness. 

“I show kindness by sticking together with my friends in tough times. I drew people coming together and not thinking about the outside but being together because of their personality,” reads Sharon’s statement.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott congratulated Sharon for her accomplishment. 

“Sharon’s artwork reminds us of the importance of unity and kindness towards others, especially during these challenging times,” said Abbott. 

Last year’s winner was 18-year-old Arantza Peña Popo, who dedicated a portrait to her mother. 

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