This Harvard 7th grader’s ‘Google Doodle’ could be featured on the Google homepage

You can vote for Caroline Charland's doodle until Friday.

Caroline Charland's Google Doodle is inspired by her love of reading. Caroline Charland

A seventh grader from the town of Harvard could soon have her “Google Doodle” featured on the search giant’s homepage.

Caroline Charland was chosen as the Massachusetts state winner for Google’s 13th annual “Doodle for Google” contest, which invites students to design a Google Doodle around a certain theme. Google Doodles are the decorative and often interactive illustrations on Google’s homepage that celebrate holidays, birthdays, and milestones.

The roster includes 54 drawings, one from each American state and territory. This year, the prompt was “I am strong because…”

Caroline’s drawing, which depicts a fantasy library with strange mythical serpents and stacks of dusty tomes, is inspired by the “inner strength of imagination.”


“My inner strength and courage is fueled by my love of reading,” Caroline writes. “From the tales of Greek mythology to modern classics, stories are testaments to our capacity for greatness. Literature inspires me to act with honor and dignity, face fears with steadiness and keep trying regardless of challenges.”

You can vote for her drawing online in the “Grades 6-7” group through Friday. The winners of each age bracket will become national finalists and will win $5,000 college scholarships along with Google hardware and merch.

After the five finalists are chosen later this month, Google will choose a national winner to feature on the homepage. The winner will get a $30,000 college scholarship, and their school will get a $50,000 technology package.


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