Google doodle of a teen highlights the importance of having support. The winning submission of a Florida high school teen focuses majorly on self-care.
Google Doodle of a Teen Highlights the Importance of Having Support
Caring for one’s self sometimes means that you should recognize that there are other people in the world who are also there to help you. That very realization is the cornerstone focus of a doodle that is created by Sophie Araque-Liu, a high schooler.
On Tuesday, Google announced that her doodle which is titled Not Alone is the winner of the 2022 Doodle for Google competition. The competition is an annual contest that is open to school kids all across the United States. And the theme for this year’s event was ‘I care for myself by…’
How Sophia Explained Her Doodle
Contestants alongside the artwork were asked to submit a short description of their own theme in their own words. That being said, this is how the high school student from Florida explained how he cares for herself:
“I care for myself by accepting others’ care for me. Often, I struggle to shoulder a burden on my own, and forget that I have so many people, like my mom, who care about me and want to help me. Opening up and letting others support me not only relieves my stress — it also lets me tackle things I could never do on my own.”
What Google Has To Say about the Google
Google said that the message Sophia of leaning on one’s support system was easily related to the judges of the content and they also felt that it would resonate with other people that have been through a lot in the past and in recent times.
Of course, stress is a normal aspect of our lives but it is however different for everyone and even kids too. A support system consisting of both friends and family can go a long way in reducing stress and this is especially during transitional life.
What Experts Think About the Message in the Doodle
Experts have their say as they claim that the key for parents is to ensure that their kids feel comfortable when expressing their feelings and also get the help that they need and when they need it. Mental health also is a very vital part of overall health and it should be discussed in all homes regularly.
The reward for the Winning Doodle
And in addition to her doodle being featured on the home page of Google for a whole day, Sophia will receive a $30,000 college scholarship and also a $50,000 technology award for her school.
Sophia’s doodle is also included in a gallery of artwork for all the state winners that are selected from submissions made by K-12 students in the United States, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands.