Alithia Haven Ramirez, 10, was one of many 21 victims of the Robb Elementary Faculty capturing in Uvalde, Texas, on Could 24. She aspired to be an artist and entered the annual artwork contest Doodle for Google. The search engine big honored her reminiscence this week in addition to the reminiscence of all of the victims by spotlighting her artwork on-line as a Google Doodle. “I need the world to see my artwork and present the world what I can do, I need folks to be blissful after they see my ardour in artwork,” she stated in her submission.
Doodle for Google is an annual artwork contest for college students in grades Ok-12. Based on the Doodle for Google web page, “college students are invited to create their very own Google Doodle for the prospect to have it featured on Google.com, in addition to win some nice scholarships and tech packages for his or her faculties.” The competition is judged by particular visitor judges, and this yr it’s being judged by Selena Gomez, Elyse Fox, and Juliana Urtubey. Nationwide finalists will obtain a $5,000 faculty scholarship, and the winner will gather a $30,000 scholarship and a $50,000 know-how package deal for his or her faculty, amongst different prizes.
Based on ABC, Alithia’s drawing didn’t advance to the ultimate rounds of the competition, however Google determined to focus on it nonetheless in a memorial web page arrange only for her and the opposite victims. This yr the theme was “I take care of myself by…” which asks college students to share what they do to consolation themselves as they face the “alternatives and challenges each new day brings.” Alithia drew a lady with a canine sitting on a sofa and two balls of yarn subsequent to her. Above the sofa is the phrase ‘Google’ spelled out with objects like scissors and the solar.
The day after the mass capturing, actor Matthew McConaughey traveled to Uvalde and met with among the sufferer’s members of the family, together with Alithia’s dad and mom, Ryan and Jessica Ramirez. In his White Home press briefing on June 7, McConaughey held up art work by Alithia that her dad and mom shared.
“Ryan and Jessica have been desirous to share Alithia’s artwork with us and stated that if we will share it, that in some way perhaps that may make Alithia smile in heaven,” McConaughey stated. “They advised us that exhibiting another person Alithia’s artwork would indirectly maintain her alive.”
Throughout President Biden’s go to to Uvalde days after the capturing, he met with Alithia’s household and so they requested if he would show certainly one of her works within the White Home. The president reportedly responded, “Every time we cling it up, we’re going to ship you an image of the place it’s hanging, and you’re free to see it anytime.”