• Google paid a total of $80,000 to a first grader and her school
  • The 7-year-old girl won the 10th annual Doodle 4 Google contest
  • The girl’s winning doodle will be displayed on Google’s homepage before the year ends

Google, the multinational tech company, awarded a total of $80,000 a 7-year-old girl from Virginia for her dinosaur doodle.

According to CNBC, first grader Sarah Gomez-Lane won the 10th Doodle 4 Google contest. She bested 180,000 other contestants across the United States and is also the youngest to ever win the yearly competition.

Sarah receives $30,000 for her College scholarship, while $50,000 will be given to her school, Pine Spring Elementary, to be spent on technology. Each of the four other finalists received a Pixelbook computer and $5,000 for College scholarship.

Dino Doodle (Image from Google)

Dino Doodle (Image from Google)

All the contestants were asked to respond to the theme “What Inspires Me…”

Sarah said she drew dinosaurs and a shovel because she wants to become a paleontologist someday.

“The things on my Doodle are my favorite dinosaurs. Dinosaurs inspire me to study more to be a paleontologist. The shovel is for my future job!” she told Google.

Sarah’s Dino Doodle will be displayed on Google’s homepage before the year ends.

Sources :

CNBC, Techjuice, AOL