LEXINGTON, Ky. — Most everyone has popped on to Google at some point and time and you may have noticed an artistic rendering of its name. Now a Lexington high schooler will have his "doodle" featured on the site.
Milo Goldring, an 11th-grade student at Lexington Chrisitan Academy is the winner of Google's national Doodle for Google contest. For 24 hours, Goldring's design will be on Google's homepage.
Gov. Andy Beshear and Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton both congratulated the junior Monday.
Gov. Beshear said. “Your talent is truly incredible. And the story behind your artwork is beautiful, personal and inspiring. I see your strength. I also see that hope your father taught you about. And now, your work will inspire hope in others. Congratulations. And thank you for sharing your talents.”
Gorton added, “We are so proud of Lexington’s talented young people. Milo, your future is bright. Thank you to Google for supporting our youth.”
Goldring's design is titled "Finding Hope." It was inspired by the advice he received from his father to find hope in all circumstances as a source of strength. The piece reflects Goldring's journey to find hope after his father's death.
“Regardless of life’s hardships and uncertainties, hope is always there,” said Goldring. “It’s our job to find that hope in order to move forward.”
Besides having his artwork displayed on the website, Goldring receives a $30,000 college scholarship and Google hardware. Lexington Christian Academy receives a $50,000 technology package.
Goldring's talents aren't just artistic. He founded a charity called Sanguine Path that helps kids 18 and under who have lost loved ones or have been affected by other challenges by giving them gifts for holidays, care packages and back-to-school kids. Family members, school staff and counselors can refer children to the Sanguine Path program.