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District News - May 10, 2021

Julie Pent, a 7th grade student at Fred Fifer III Middle School has been selected as the Delaware winner of the 2021 Doodle for Google art competition.  By being chosen as the state winner Julie received a prize package of a new tablet to enhance her artistic skills, a t-shirt featuring her winning design and numerous other gifts from Google. 


The Caesar Rodney School District encourages all students, teachers and interested residents to visit to vote for Julie’s design. [Important: go to the Grade 6-7 section to vote for Julie] Voting is open now through Friday, May 14.  If Julie is voted as one of the Top 5 finalists she will receive a $5,000 college scholarship.  If she is chosen as the overall winner she will receive a $30,000 college scholarship and Fred Fifer III Middle School would receive a technology award of $50,000.  


In existence since 2008, the Doodle for Google contest had 54 state and territory winners this year. Julie’s Doodle, “Perseverance to the End,” was selected from hundreds of Delaware entries. In her own words the art design is meant to convey these feelings: “I am strong because of my perseverance. I keep going until I reach my goals no matter how big or how challenging they are. I persevere until the end.”


Fifer Middle School Art teacher Kristin Hutton, Science teacher Amanda Martin, and School Counselor Kiara Moore were joined by Google representatives, friends, and family at her home on Friday afternoon to surprise Julie with the news that she was selected as the Delaware winner. 


Photos of the surprise presentation can be viewed here: