The game is on.
Not the Super Bowl, another Bay Area-based contest: The Google Doodle competition.
Google on Friday, announced finalists for its annual “Google Doodle” contest, and we caught up with one of the finalists, Christina Wu of Cupertino.
Monta Vista High School, where Christina is in the 9th grade, held an assembly to celebrate her being chosen for the finals.
Her art was on display, Congressman Mike Honda came, and her parents show up as a surprise.
“I’m excited,” she said, and described her entry thusly: “I like Asian culture, and I like noodles.”
Google has already made a donation to the Monta Vista art department; if Christina’s design is chosen (you can vote on the Google Doodle contest page until Feb. 22), it will be featured on the company’s home page.
Proof that it’s more than just tech running Silicon Valley, MV’s Principal April Scott says “I think enhancing the left and right brain is an important part of student life.”
Christina’s odds are good: Two out of the seven past Doodle winners are from California.
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