Cinthya with winning doodle

A talented Sandy High student could soon have her art on the Google homepage for hundreds of millions to see. Google announced today the 53 State and Territory winners in its 11th annual Doodle for Google competition, a contest for K-12 students across the United States to redesign the Google logo inspired by the theme “When I grow up, I hope … “.

Cinthya Bautista, a 9th grader from Sandy High School, is one of the 53 State and Territory Winners with her doodle, “Rebirth”. Cinthya”s doodle was selected from thousands of entries received this year. Students at Sandy High School helped Cinthya celebrate during a surprise assembly held at the school today.

To help their favorites succeed, everyone across the nation can vote for their favorite doodle from the 53 State and Territory Winners. Voting will be open from June 3rd through June 7th on this site: http://www.google.com/doodle4google/vote.html. The public vote will determine the Five National Finalists (one in each grade group). Google will announce these five National Finalists in June, one of which will have their Doodle featured on the Google homepage for a day.

The National Winner will take home a $30,000 college scholarship and his or her school will receive a $50,000 tech package towards the establishment or improvement of a computer lab or technology program.