Martin County – Thursday, May 26, 2022: Sophie Araque-Liu, a junior from Martin County High School, was named the winner from Florida in the 14th annual Doodle for Google contest. Doodle for Google is an annual competition where students in grades K-12 create their own versions of the Google logo.
Araque-Liu is one of 54 state and territory nominees announced by Google on Thursday as part of its 14th annual Doodle for Google contest. This year, the theme of the competition was “I take care of myself by…”.
In his submission on this topic, Araque-Liu wrote:
“I take care of myself by accepting [that] others take care of me,” Sophie wrote in her submission. who care about me and want to help. Opening up and letting others support me not only relieves my stress, [but] this [also] allows me to tackle things that I could never do on my own.”
Sophie is a junior at MCHS. She was one of 54 winners from US states and territories, with her Doodle being selected as the Florida winner. Google’s guest judges – Selena Gomez (recording artist, actress, entrepreneur and philanthropist), Elyse Fox (director, model and mental health activist) and Juliana Urtubey (2021 National Teacher of the Year) – played a part determining factor in the selection of Sophie’s Doodle from among the thousands of entries received this year.
MCHS students and staff celebrated Sophie’s achievement with a surprise assembly at the school.
Residents of every state and territory are free to vote for their favorite Doodle from one of 54 state and territory winners.
Voting is open until June 3 on this site: https://doodles.google.com/d4g/. The public vote will determine the five national finalists (one in each level group). Google will announce these five national finalists in June, one of whom will have their Doodle displayed on the Google homepage for one day.
The national winner 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.