A surprise presentation awaited Caesar Rodney High School 12th-grader Kiara Florez when she showed up to her morning art class on Thursday. She’d been selected by Google as the Delaware winner of their Doodle 4 Google contest and Google representatives, her art teacher Rob Sample, fellow classmates, school district administrators, U.S. Sen. Chris Coons and state Rep. Lyndon Yearick were on hand to celebrate the win.

Google doodles are the stylized renditions of the company’s name that appear on its homepage every day. For the past several years, the company has been hosting an art contest for K-12 students nationwide that offers the opportunity to submit a “doodle” that may be showcased on the homepage. “Hundreds of millions” of visitors see the doodles, Google officials claim. Read more here.

This program is in line with the Personalized Learning recommendations listed in Student Success 2025.