2nd grader Sarah Gomez-Lane dreams of becoming a paleontologist. Recently she won a $30,000 scholarship for a simple dinosaur doodle this week.
Gomez-Lane is the winner of the 2018 Doodle for Google contest. This is the 10th annual contest and this year the tech company asked young artists to create drawings about their life’s aspirations.
After Google achieved hundreds upon thousands of submissions, Gomez-Lane won the $30,000 prize after drawing a group of dinosaurs in the shape of the Google logo.
Gomez-Lane told Google she drew dinosaurs because she wants to become a paleontologist when she grows up.
“When they called my name I felt happy and suprised, she said. “I’m going to call my principal and he’s going to say, ‘Yay!” Gomez-Lane told CBS News.
After Gomez-Lane was deemed winner, the company’s “Doodle team” collaborated with her to regenerate her drawing into an animated, interactive Google Doodle.
“I just hope when people see the doodle they are also inspired to think about not only what they dreamed of and wished of when they were kids, but to also take a second to enjoy the simple things in life,” Perla Campos, Global Marketing Lead of the Google Doodle Team, said in a video.”