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Photo: Doodle4Google

A little girl from Christ the King School in Rutland was one of the regional finalists in the Google Doodle competition to find a new doodle for its search page. The 9-year-old Esa Anderson doodled an awesome picture which is representative of our wonderful state. To read more about this little girl and what’s behind the doodle click here. I think that we should get behind her and vote, vote, vote for this wonderful doodle. Voting is open from May 18th through May 25th. She is the regional finalist in the K-3 age group.  The winner will receive their doodle on on May 27th, 2010. The National winner also receives a $15,000 college scholarship, a laptop computer, a trip to Google’s office in NYC for the May 26th winner announcement, a Wacon digital tablet and a t-shirt with their design printed on it. Oh, and the winner’s school receives a $25,000 technology grant.

Three National Finalists each win Laptop Computers and a trip to the Google NYC office for the May 26th event, in addition to a Wacom digital design table and their own design on a t-shirt.

Each of the 40 Regional Finalists will win a trip to the Google New York office for an event on May 26, 2010 and a t-shirt printed with their doodles on it. All 40 Regional Finalists will also have their doodle displayed in a public exhibit at the Smithsonian’s, Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum for 6 weeks after the announcement event.

In the Grade 7-9 division, another Vermonter has taken the title of regional finalist. A 13-year-old from Essex, Vermont won with this doodle.

Please go to the Doodle 4 Google website and cast your vote. You can cast one vote in each age division.


The sign at Town Hall was amusing to say the least. Definitely not high tech. A piece of plywood, about 2×2 painted orange placed on a stake stuck into the ground with the simple words “Vote Today” stenciled on it.  The message was clear, but totally plain, simple and not at all fancy – totally New England.

We voted. I am still not used to the whole idea of writing ballots but hey — it’s quaint.

I will be interested in seeing what the results are when they come out. Who won, who lost and since there were a lot of write-ins available for the positions, what neighbor may be the new municipal officer.

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