Utilizing a theme of “What Inspires Me,” a Clark County School District seventh-grade student received a potentially life-changing surprise during an assembly at Anthony Saville Middle School.
Unknown to the students and most of the school’s staff, representatives from Google, who were already on-site working with employees regarding technology, announced that Marisa Lassard had been selected as the Nevada winner of the Doodle 4 Google art design contest.
As Nevada’s winner, Lassard received a laptop computer, an enlarged image of her original design and a T-shirt with her design imprinted on it. Lassard will now represent the state in the nationwide contest. The winner of that contest will receive a $30,000 scholarship, and the school they attend will receive a $50,000 technology package.
The public will also have some input on who will be the national winner. Beginning May 7, the students' artworks will be displayed at Doodle4Google.com . In addition to a panel of celebrity judges, the public can also vote for their favorite.