GEORGIA — Lathan Curry is a recent graduate of Fitzgerald High School College and Career Academy.
His next act?
Potentially having artwork he produced on the Google homepage for the world to see.
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Curry is one of 54 states and territories winners of its 14th annual Doodle for Google contest, a competition where K-12 students across the United States have the opportunity to create their version of the Google logo inspired by the prompt “I care about myself by.
Her Doodle, “Just Me,” was selected from thousands of entries received this year, Google said in a press release.
Curry’s family, football teammates, fellow art students, art teacher, coaches and FHSCCA administrators helped him celebrate at a surprise assembly.
However, the competition is not over.
Now Curry needs people to vote for his Doodle.
Voting will be open from May 26 to June 3, and public voting will determine the five national finalists (one in each tier group).
Google will announce these five national finalists in June, one of whom will have their Doodle displayed on the homepage for one day.
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The overall winner of the competition will win a $30,000 college scholarship and their school will receive a $50,000 technology package to create or improve a computer lab or technology program.
Curry will attend Savannah College of Art and Design in the fall and major in animation.
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