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Bellevue 7th grader wins national Doodle for Google competition

If you log into Google this week, you'll notice the banner at the top of the page features a drawing of three sisters sipping hot chocolate in a field of flowers. The feel-good illustration is the product of a Bellevue seventh grader who won the national Doodle for Google competition.

Rebecca Wu beat out tens of thousands of submissions with her artwork depicting her sipping hot chocolate with her two sisters. Rebecca's Doodle went live on Google's homepage at 9 p.m. Monday, June 5.

As part of the prize, she's receiving a $30,000 college scholarship, and $50,000 worth of technology for the International School of Bellevue, which she attends.

In a statement that accompanied the entry, Rebecca said she made the drawing to honor her connection to her sisters.

“Sometimes I love them, and sometimes I dislike them very much, but I can't imagine my life without my sisters," she said. "I have learned to be a little bit more patient with them, and they have had an enormous impact on me. We help to inspire each other and to help each other grow like the vines and flowers in my picture. I am never lonely with them, and they can cheer me up. I am grateful for them and all that they have done for me. In this drawing, we are having a fun time drinking hot chocolate, which is one of my fondest memories. The rainbow in the background symbolizes one of the first things I helped one of my sisters draw…My drawing is composed of all our happiest memories to show just how grateful I am for them.”

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