Doodle for Google 2021 – US Winner on 15 June 2021
I am strong because I have hope. I once asked my father how he overcame obstacles and became who he wanted to be. He replied, ‘Hope, hope keeps me strong.’”
Today we congratulate the U.S. 2021 Doodle for Google contest winner—Kentucky-based 11th grader Milo Golding! Milo’s winning artwork was recently announced on NBC’s TODAY show and is featured on the U.S. Google homepage today for 24 hours.
Video: Milo hearing the news of his win from Google CEO, Sundar Pichai
Milo wants his Doodle to inspire hope and encourage others to overcome obstacles in the face of life’s hardships. After losing his dad at 13 due to a heart attack, holding onto hope helped him overcome grief, and now he supports other children in similar situations. Through his charity Sanguine Path, he serves children 18 and under who have lost loved ones by providing them with holiday gifts, care packages and back-to-school kits.
Pictured: Milo building Christmas packages with his charity, Sanguine Path
As the U.S. 2021 Doodle for Google contest national winner, Milo has won a $30,000 college scholarship and a $50,000 technology package for his school.
Congrats again to Milo! And thank you again to the thousands of students across the US who shared what makes them strong with us this year!
To all upcoming K-12 teachers, parents, and students: be sure to bookmark our website for updates around the 2022 Doodle for Google contest, set to open again this Fall.
Keep on Doodling!