Akilah Johnson Wins Doodle 4 Google Competition

22 Mar

Akilah Johnson Google

Akilah Johnson, a sophomore at Eastern Senior High School in Washington, DC just won the national Doodle 4 Google competition.  Her artwork titled “My Afrocentric Life” was featured on Google’s home page yesterday. This year’s competition theme was “What makes me….me.”

Akilah writes on Google’s web site:

Of all the things I chose to include, the six most special to me are the Symbol of Life (the ankh), the African continent, where everything began for me and my ancestors, the Eye of Horus, the word “power” drawn in black, the woman’s fist based on one of my favorite artist’s works, and the D.C. flag—because I’m a Washingtonian at heart and I love my city with everything in me!

Akilah will be awarded a $30,000 college scholarship and her high school will receive a grant of $50,000.

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7 Responses to “Akilah Johnson Wins Doodle 4 Google Competition”

  1. AVONBoss March 22, 2016 at 4:18 pm #

    She was all over Facebook yesterday! I’m so proud of her and thanks for showcasing her mural in your blog👌🏽

    • whatsablackgirltodo March 22, 2016 at 5:47 pm #

      I don’t do FB too much but she was trending on twitter yesterday too. And thanks for checking out my site!

      • AVONBoss March 22, 2016 at 9:17 pm #

        You are welcome doll 🙂

  2. Kushite Prince March 24, 2016 at 7:09 pm #

    A very talented young lady!

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