A student at Yarmouth Consolidated Memorial High School, Isaiah Jeans, has seen his Google doodle selected as the best in the Atlantic Canada region.
Jeans had been a Top 5 finalist in Atlantic Canada for a contest sponsored by Google.ca. The challenge was to redesign the Google icon (or doodle as they call it).
There were finalists from all regions of the country in the competition. Among other things the overall winner of the competition – determined by public voting – would receive a $10,000 scholarship and a $10,000 grant for their school. Their doodle would be featured on the homepage of Google for a day.
Jean’s design was a time machine that would reverse the aging the process that spells out the word Google. By being tops in Atlantic Canada, the Grade 10 student has won a $5,000 scholarship and a laptop from Google Canada,
A 17-year-old student from Toronto, Cindy Tang, was the overall winner of the competition with her sea-telescope design. She is a Grade 12 student who attends Dr. Norman Bethune Collegiate Institute in Scarborough, Ontario. Her design is featured on the Google homepage on Wednesday, Feb. 26.
Aside from Tang and Jeans, the other national finalists were:
Prairies: Xusheng (Sam) Yu of St. Francis Xavier Community School for Electric Trees.
Quebec: Meriam Akkou of École Secondaire La Camaradière for Underwater City.
British Columbia and the North: Maria Angela Viaje of Johnston Heights Secondary for Virtual Reality Simulator.