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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 03: Sophie Sandberg uses colored chalk to draw a quote on the sidewalk from a catcall made towards a woman on October 3, 2018 in New York City. Victims of catcalls, or sexual street harassment, send Sandberg messages on Instagram and she documents them near where the offenses occurred. Sandberg, a senior at New York University, wants to draw attention to the inappropriate and sexual behavior in which some men choose to engage. Sandberg has named the project "Catcalls of NYC," in which she tries to display a quote every day throughout the city. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Maria Miller is an eighth grade student at Mint Hill Middle School, which is in the CMS district, and was recently chosen as the NC Doodle winner! She is now in the running to be one of the top five finalists in the Doodle for Google competition. The Doodle champ will have their artistic creations featured on the search engine for a full day.

Participants who participated in the Doodle for Google challenge were tasked to doodle to a specific theme. This year’s theme was “I am strong because… .”

“I am strong because my family loves and supports me,” said Maria. “Especially in these hard times with the pandemic, people need all the love and support they can get to keep strong and push through the tough times.”

In addition to their creation being featured on the search engine for a full day, finalists will also win a $5,000 college scholarship as well as Google swag and hardware. The overall winner will win a $30,000 college scholarship and their school will receive a $50,000 technology package.

Voting ends this Friday – so let’s all vote to help a CMS school get that technology package and a Mint Hill student get that scholarship! Click here to vote!