17 May Vote by midnight tonight for student Marisa Lassard in Doodle 4 Google contest!
Utilizing a theme of “What Inspires Me,” a Clark County School District (CCSD) seventh-grade student received a potential 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.
“We are thrilled to see Marisa being recognized for her tremendous talent,” said Principal Sean Davis. “With this award, it may be a game-changer that provides her with future educational and career opportunities, especially if she were to become one of the top five national finalists, or even the national winner.”
Marisa described her work by saying, “Landscapes have always been my inspiration. Whether it is man-made or crafted by nature, the unique and intricate deigns, colors, and overall feelings never cease to amaze me. Knowing that all around the world, there are so many beautiful findings everywhere, inspires me to draw everyday, and perhaps see them with my own eyes someday.”
The public will have some input on who will be the national winner. Since May 7, the students’ art works have been displayed on the Doodle4Google.com website. In addition to a panel of celebrity judges, the public can also vote for their favorite as well. To vote for Marisa’s work, click on the 6-7 Grade Group link. Cast your vote before May 18, 2018 at 12 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time.