Georgia Teen’s ‘Once You Get It, Give It Back’ Mom Tribute wins $80k in Doodle For Google Competition

by | Sep 25, 2019 | News, Positivity | 0 comments

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Yesterday if you’d opened Google you would have seen a Black family in front of a portrait on the home search page. This was the amazing work of 18-year-old Arantza Peña Popo from Lithonia, Ga.

This year’s theme for the Doodle for Google comp was “When I grow up, I hope…”

Of the illustration Popo said:

“At first, I initially wanted you know, like an invention or a career, but I wanted to make it more personal to me, so I decided to make it about my mother,”

Popo said her mother

“lights up any room she is in” and “She’s made so many sacrifices for me, so I kinda wanted to show me paying it back in the future,”


And winning this year’s 11th Annual Doofde for Google competition has come with a $30,000 college scholarship and a $50,000 technology award for her school.

See the award announcement and more in the video below

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