For more than a decade, Google has periodically changed its search page logo for holidays, special events and anniversaries, but today the search engine was designed by a young Black teenage girl from Georgia.
In this year’s competition, Google encouraged people to imagine their future and follow the theme “When I grow up, I hope…”
Popo, the former valedictorian of Arabia Mountain High School, says her drawing, titled “Once you get it, give it back,” was inspired by a real picture in her home.
“When I grow up, I hope to care for my mom as much as she cared for me my entire life,” she said. “In my doodle, there is a framed picture of my mother carrying me as a baby — a real picture in my house — and below the picture is me, caring for her when she’s older in the future.”
Popo was introduced as the winner on Monday evening, Aug. 12, 2019, on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.”
— Fallon Tonight (@FallonTonight) August 13, 2019
She will receive a $30,000 scholarship, a $50,000 technology package for her school and a trip to Google’s headquarters in California.