Teen’s soldier homecoming Wins Doodle For Google


By Debbie Gregory.

Congratulations to Sabrina Brady for winning the “Doodle for Google” contest.  The contests asks students in K-12 to present a drawing based on the theme, “My Best Day Ever”.  Sabrina’s doodle was greeting her dad after his 18 month deployment in Iraq and when she was 10 years old.  Sabrina is now a high school senior.

This heartfelt and poignant moment is one that many military children and military spouses experience.  They may not be deployed but military families make huge sacrifices every day.  The Doodle speaks volumes and Sabrina uses the Google letters to illustrate her feelings.  This resonated with the judges who included Google employees and guest judges Katie Couric, Brian Henson of the Jim Henson Company and Pendleton Ward, the creator of “Adventure Time”.

Sabrina was awarded a college scholarship of $30,000, a grant to her school of $50,000, a lap top and other prizes including having her artwork grace Google’s homepage for a day.

Way to go Sabrina!