Doodle 4 Google selects area teen to compete at national level for scholarship and recognition

The rules are simple. Use any material or medium while following the theme, “What I see for the future,” and use the letters G-O-O-G-L-E.

These were the guidelines that Isabel March followed when she created a Google logo that placed the Lake Stevens High School senior as a front runner representing Washington state in Google’s Doodle 4 Google contest.

In a packed auditorium at Lake Stevens Feb. 23, March was informed that her creation titled Our Friends, The Bees would continue on to the national level to compete against 52 other entries created by students across the country.

March’s version of the iconic logo features a character front and center which she refers to as Dingo Dog whom she said is a predominately featured character in many of her recent works. Around Dingo, leaves swirl as bees lazily swarm out of a nearby hive set on a calming autumnal landscape with an electric windmill visible in the distance.

Keeping with the theme for a student’s vision for the future, March’s logo depicts her hopes to see more pollinators hard at work supporting our environment. “For the future, I hope to see the bee population increase back to a healthy number because bees play a big part in the ecosystem. We can help out by being kind to bees, not using harmful pesticides, and using renewable energy to slow down global warming,” March wrote in her official entry.

A public vote open until March 6 will determine the five national finalists, and one national winner will take home a $30,000 college scholarship and the student’s school will receive a $50,000 Google for Education grant toward establishing or improving an educational technology program or computer lab.

Visit the Doodle 4 Google site to vote.

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