Today, Google Doodle has honored Milo Golding, the winner of the Google Doodle for 2021 contest in the United States.
On June 15, the Doodle, in a departure from convention, honored a Kentucky-based 11th student after his artwork was chosen as the winner out of 54 state and territory winners, Golding was revealed as the winner of the 13th annual Doodle for Google competition on NBC’s Today program on Monday.
Doodle for Google conducted an annual art contest for kids in grades K-12 where they could design their own Doodle and have it published on Google.com.
The winner was announced to receive scholarships as well as technology for their school. After winning the contest, Golding received a $30,000 college scholarship and a $50,000 technology package for his school.
The Google Doodle depicted mixed-race child kneeled in the act of handing a balloon to a more diminutive youngster while tying a scarf around the latter’s neck. In the background, two tiny toddlers can be seen, one gazing over the wall against which the Google logo is shown and the other stretching his arms and facing the screen with his back.
Moreover, for the next 24 hours, the artwork will be shown on Google’s homepage.
Golding told Google that his artwork represented the power of optimism, a lesson he learned from his late father. He hoped that his Doodle would inspire others to overcome barriers in the face of life’s various challenges.
Golding, a senior at Lexington Christian Academy in Lexington, Kentucky, lost his father due to a heart attack at 13, and he credits his ability to persevere to his capacity to preserve optimism. He turned his pain into a way to help others, and his Sanguine Path organization helps youngsters in a similar situation.
Children under 18 who have lost a loved one get care packages, back-to-school supplies, and Christmas gifts.
Dr. Scott Wells, LCA Head of School, remarked, “Milo is one of those very remarkable young individuals that makes our school, town, commonwealth, nation, and world a better place.”
“Milo’s message of optimism is a bold and daring declaration that motivates everyone around him to make a positive difference in others’ lives. When word of his tale surfaced in the news this morning, it inspired the entire country.”