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Ruskin High School’s Shubha Alam Wins Missouri State Award in Doodle for Google Contest

Shubha Alam wins Doodle for Google AwardFor most high school students counting down to the end of the school year, Tuesday, May 21, 2024, may have started like any other day. But for Shubha Alam, it was an exceptional day as leadership ushered her into the Ruskin High School Library and Media Center.

Once there, she was welcomed by her parents, special teachers, friends, Ruskin Principal Dr. Ernest Fields, and a prize ambassador from Google with an extraordinary surprise—the Missouri state award for the Doodle for Google.

Doodle for Google is an annual art contest open to students in grades K-12. Students are invited to create their own Google Doodle for the chance to have it featured on, as well as win some great prizes.

Out of the many applicants this year, Shubha was named the Missouri State Winner of the competition. This win is an impressive achievement and speaks to the beautiful culture of creativity that the arts and other supporting teachers are fostering at the school.

To celebrate this exciting win, Google awarded Shubha a special tech prize: a new Chromebook. Additionally, custom prizes branded with her Doodle artwork will be sent to her home at a later date.

Next week, Shubha’s art will compete against a group of other state winners to be chosen as a finalist. Finalists will then compete for votes to become the Doodle for Google National Winner.

Judging Criteria:
Doodles are judged on several criteria:

  • Shubha with Ruskin TeachersArtistic Merit: How well the artwork demonstrates the student’s creative skill.
  • Creativity: Representation of the contest theme, use of the letters in the Google logo, and the unique approach to the Doodle.
  • Theme Communication: How well the contest theme is expressed in both the artwork and the written statement.

Doodles will be grouped and judged state-by-state and eligible for state and territory winners, national finalists, and one national winner. Google will announce the National Winner in June.

Celebrating Creativity at Ruskin High School

This achievement highlights the extraordinary talent and creativity at Ruskin High School. Shubha’s success in the Doodle for Google contest is a testament to the dedication of the school’s educators in nurturing artistic expression among their students. We are immensely proud of Shubha and wish her the best of luck as she competes nationally.


Click "Grades 10-12"
Scroll for "Missouri" and click
Click "I'm not a robot" and click "Vote"


For more photos of the event, visit our Flickr page.


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