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Barbara Ingram School for the Arts Student Chosen as Winner for Maryland in Doodle for Google Student Contest

Posted May 18, 2023

Ileana holding image of Google DoodleA talented Hagerstown Maryland based student could soon have her art on the Google homepage for hundreds of millions to see. Google is announcing the 55 State and Territory winners in its 15th annual Doodle for Google competition, a contest where K-12 students across the United States have the opportunity to create their own version of the Google logo inspired by the prompt “I am grateful for....”.

Ileana Ekins, a 12th grader from Barbara Ingram School for the Arts in Hagerstown, is one of the 55 US State and Territory Winners with her Doodle, “Share the Love”. Ileana’s Doodle was selected from thousands of entries received this year. Students at Barbara Ingram School for the Arts helped Ileana Ekins celebrate during a surprise assembly.

To help their favorites succeed, everyone across the U,S. can vote for their favorite Doodle from the 54 State and Territory Winners. Voting will be open from May 18-25 on this site: and the public vote will determine the Five National Finalists (one in each grade group). Google will announce these five National Finalists in late May, one of whom will have their Doodle featured on the Google homepage for a day.

The National Winner will take home a $30,000 college scholarship and their school will receive a $50,000 tech package towards the establishment or improvement of a computer lab or technology program.

To see a full list of state winners and to vote online, visit:

If you have any questions or would like to speak with a Google representative, please send an email to [email protected]

Ileana's Google Doodle design