"My daughter is a proud Latina-Nashvillian with a southern accent and all"
Last Tuesday, officials from Google visited Overbrook School to announce that third-grader Isabella Nunez is one of the top 40 regional finalists for the Doodle4Google design contest. Nunez is the daughter of Jose "Pepe" Nunez, board member of Conexion Americas, whoasks his fellow Nashvillians to vote for Isabella by clicking on Region 7 of the K-3 category and then clicking on "Vote for this Doodle."
According to Overbrook, being chosen as a finalist earned her a trip to New York and a space on the wall of the Smithsonian, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, with a scholarship on the line for the winner:
The ultimate prize in the school art contest is to have your artwork chosen as the Google logo for one day and to be placed on the Google.com homepage on May 27, 2010. A win for Isabella could also mean a $15,000 college scholarship for Isabella and a $25,000 technology grant for the local Catholic school. As a regional winner, she is already guaranteed a trip to New York with her mother to attend the final awards ceremony at the Google New York office. She will also have her artwork exhibited in the Smithsonian, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, from May 27 to July 5, 2010.Here's the message sent out by Pepe Nunez:
I am very proud to share with you that Isabella Nunez (my daughter) is one of the 40 finalists (out of 33,000 contestants!) for the Doodle 4 Google national contest! But I also want to ask for your support and vote. Voting is so easy, just click on this link and vote for Region 7. Now, your support is most important...I would really appreciate if you could please forward this message to all your friends that you find appropriate to do so.Read more about Isabella Nunez's entry at WSMV, the Tennessean, StyleBluePrint, and Overbrook.
I particularly like the comment made by the StyleBluePrint blog to close this message "It seems we have a doodle rock star or perhaps our own up and coming Frida Kahlo, living in Nashville" ...Believe me, my daughter is a proud Latina-Nashvillian with a southern accent and all!
And vote here at Google.com (Isabella's entry is in K-3, Region 7).