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May 9, 2012 10:02 am

Google Logo Finalists Include 11 Year Old Orthodox Girl

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Johanna Robinson next to her Google design. Photo: http://www.vosizneias.com.

Johanna Robinson, an 11 year old student at a Jewish day school in Maryland, is a finalist for Google’s annual “Doodle 4 Google” contest.  Each year the technology giant takes submissions – this year they received over 100,000 – for an original logo design that will appear on their homepage.

250 finalists have been selected and a public vote will take place to select the winner.

“Johanna’s teachers say that she is a good writer and a terrific artist but, more importantly, she has such beautiful middos,” Johanna’s mother, Rachel Robinson told VIN News.  “When she found out that she was one of the finalists she took the news so modestly.  Her whole attitude was so beautiful and we are so proud of her.”

Representatives from Google visited Johanna’s school, the Torah Day School, and spoke to the students about their classmate’s achievement.

“The Google people brought twenty five balloons for Johanna and as it turns out, there are exactly twenty five girls in Johanna’s class,” the school’s headmaster, Rabbi Churner said.  “Johanna made sure that each one of them went home with a balloon that day.  She really is an amazing girl.”

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