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Fifth-grader’s drawing about friendship is ‘Doodle for Google’ contest winner

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Sharon Sara of Frisco, Texas, encouraged kids not to pick friends based on appearance.


Sharon Sara’s “Together as One” doodle won the 2020 “Doodle for Google” contest. Sharon, who is in fifth grade, won a $30,000 college scholarship and a technology package for her school.

A Texas girl’s drawing about friendship received national attention Wednesday as this year’s Doodle for Google contest winner.

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Sharon said her experiences making friends inspired the doodle.

Sharon Sara, a fifth-grader from Frisco, Texas, responded to the contest prompt of “I show kindness by . . . ” with a drawing of six girls holding hands. The girls feature different skin tones, hair colors and outfits.

Sharon told contest organizers that her experiences with making friends inspired the design, which she titled “Together As One.”

“Kindness means to not look at someone from the outside, but look at their personality, and being open to their friendship,” she said.

Google displayed the doodle Wednesday on its home page. Sharon also will receive a $30,000 college scholarship and $50,000 in technology equipment for her school. Four other entrants received $5,000 scholarship for being selected as national finalists.

The contest, which is in its 12th year, was open to students in kindergarten through 12th grade.

Correction: An earlier version of this story misstated that Sharon Sara is in fourth grade. That information was based on a Google media release that was later corrected. She is in fifth grade. The story has been updated.

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