Brooklyn Chandler — 8th grader at Birmingham’s W.J. Christian K-8 School is a Doodle for Google finalist.
Published: May 19, 2023
Brooklyn Chandler — 8th grader at Birmingham’s W.J. Christian K-8 School — has been selected as one of 55 state and territory winners of the 15th Annual Doodle for Google contest, Google announced on May 18.
Chandler will now be entered into a nationwide Doodle for Google voting competition at doodle4google.com. Folks can help determine who out of the 55 state/territory finalists will go on to become one of Google’s five national finalists — and one of who become its overall national winner.
In January, Google asked students across the U.S. to submit ideas for this year’s contest and invited K-12 students to answer the prompt “I am grateful for…” through their art. Across ages, students showcased what they appreciate most in thoughtful and intentional ways.
Chandler titled her entry (attached) “Conspicuous Hair,” and wrote of her design: “I am grateful for … my hair. I drew my hair because I believe my hair is a blessing, even though I’ve been ridiculed for it, and it’s been treated like a toy, I love my hair. The reason for my title is because, around my family, I’m always pointed out first because of my easily noticeable hair.”
Be sure to go vote for her entry!