Doodle For Google

Written by Samantha Burrows

    The Google Doodle is a contest where people design a new logo for Google and it will be presented on the home page. This contest includes people from around the country going from grades K-12, so all Lee County students are eligible to enter. A few students in Lee County have made an attempt at it, but there is no limit onto how many people do it or how many times one person enters, so more students  should express their artistic talents.

Arwyn Kovach’s Google Doodle entry.

      There is still lots of time! The contest has just recently began on January 8th and is going out until March 2nd. There are two questions, though, how does someone enter the contest and how will they know how to come up with an idea? Well, first off, the way any student will enter is by looking up “Google 4 Doodle”. There should be a web page showing a few different doodles that will answer all of your questions. In the right corner are a few different answers to multiple questions, and the word “enter”. If you click enter a form to fill out will show up, and there will be a link to attach your google doodle.

     Where does someone even start? How will they know what to draw? There is a prompt for it called “What inspires you?”. Anyone drawing will base their drawing off of something they’re passionate about, and there will be a form to fill out. In this form there are questions about your school district, why you chose to do the contest, and why what you drew is your passion. The judges for the contest are Ibtihaj Muhammad, an olympic gold medalist ,and Sydney Chaffee, voted teacher of the year.

       There are also multiple prizes involved in the winner of the contest as well. There are three different winners, national winners, national finalists, and state and territory winners. The state and territory winners get google hardware, a special celebration, their doodles presented in the Google Doodle gallery, and Fun Googley Swag. The national finalists receive a 5,000 dollar scholarship to college, their doodle in the Google Doodle gallery, a trip to Google Headquarters, Google Hardware, and Fun Googley Swag. Finally, the national winner will get Fun Googley Swag, Google Hardware, a trip to Google Headquarters, a 50,000 dollar technology package for their school,  30,000 dollar college scholarship, and a behind the scenes trip with the Google Doodle team to see them transform your doodle into where it will be on the front page. To conclude, there are multiple reasons everyone should enter the Google 4 Doodle contest, and there are many options on what you want to do.


Photo taken by Samantha B.

SOTM Spotlight: Rebekah Cooper

Written by Peyton Hart

Rebekah Cooper, was one of the Students of the Month for December. She earned this title for many reasons. Mrs. McLean says she makes an effort to better herself academically and personally: “Rebekah works hard and is prepared everyday in my class.” She goes on to say, “she is a self-motivated student who is driven to do her best.”

Rebekah Cooper

Cooper gives upcoming 9th graders some advice about how to be a successful 9th grader, “Time management is a very big thing. You hear it a lot, but it’s very important.” Which is true, and she applies that rule to her daily school life.

Mrs. McLean says that she is very proud of Cooper’s “work ethic in and outside of the classroom.”

Speaking of outside the classroom, Rebekah is a very successful softball player. “Well, I play school ball and travel ball”, she says. Usually, students can’t handle sports and school all at once, but Rebekah Cooper is responsible, time managing, and all around a great student and friend.

Photo taken by Peyton H.

SOTM Spotlight: Sam Hoover

Sam Hoover was nominated as Student of the Month for December for his good and positive behavior. The teacher that nominated him was Mrs. Melcher and she said, “Sam is a delightful young man who brightens up my day just by being here.  He is a hard worker and a deep thinker.  Sam also has a wonderfully snarky sense of humor that just makes me smile.  He is a good model for how a student should behave and is well-deserving of being student of the month.”

“Does mother know you wear’th her drapes”-Samuel Hoover 2018/Avengers

Hoover is on the LCHS Swim Team. When asked why he enjoys swimming he responded simply with, “I enjoy the water. I’ve always been near water.”

His advice to other students regarding  school Pride, he said, “just stay out of trouble. It can’t be that difficult.”

When asked how you can be positive and help others everyday, Hoover said, “you can make them feel better. In order to do that, you can make them laugh, and that’s how you make anyone feel better.”  He also said that “you can give advice to others and help them make good decisions in life.”

Hoover’s favorite class is Biology because he would like to a marine biologist one day.

Hoover also said he feels rather proud of what Mrs. Melcher said when she nominated him for Student of the Month.  “It feels good knowing that I brighten up someone’s day just being in the same area with them.”

Photo Taken By Samuel H.

SOTM Spotlight: Simran Patel

Written by Willa Dyer

Simran Patel is a girl of many talents. She was one of our very special student of the months for December. Simran deserves to be recognized for her outstanding academic efforts in the month of December. Simran believes she got this award because, “[She] is a very hard-working and determined student. [She] always turns her work in on time and constantly strives to do her best everyday at school.” She is a very well-rounded student. Simran also manages to maintain a good academic standing, while playing travel soccer for UFA. She plans on trying out for JV school soccer this season at the high school.

Simran Patel

Simran Patel is an all around student and is not only admired by her peers and fellow classmates but she also stood out to her AP Human Geography teacher, Mr Trivette. Mr. Trivette says that, “Simran has dominated both civics and AP Human Geography.  She is soft spoken, but when she speaks, people listen. Simran is a joy to have in class.” As you can see she is well deserving of student of the month.

Simran Patel December’s “Student of the Month”! Simran receives a very prestigious award from her teacher Mr. Trivette. She has done extremely well in her classes this year.

Photo by: Willa Dyer


SOTM Spotlight: Jacob Carlstrom

Written by Zion McGee

It’s Jacob’s time to shine! Why? Because he has been chosen Student of the Month for Lee County 9th grade Campus.

Jacob Carlstrom

Mrs. Smith recommended Jacob for student of the month and said,Jacob has shown marked improvement this nine weeks. It is obvious he has figured out how to learn the material.  He always has a positive attitude toward my class.”

Carlstrom advises other students to be “productive and respectful in class”.

Outside of Carlstrom’s very busy and successful academic life, he says he also enjoys to, “Play the trumpet in the High School Marching Band/Wind Ensemble.”

Carlstrom says “[He] also demonstrates pride by studying for ALL tests (even the little ones) and participating in class time everyday.

Photo Taken by Zion M.

SOTM Spotlight: Jude Mullins

Written by Talli Styck


One of the students chosen to be a December student of the month was, Jude Mullins. One of Jude’s teachers, Ms. Burtt, said that “Jude is always willing to participate in class, and he works hard. He is creative, always smiling, and a joy to teach.”

A photo of Jude Mullins in the chorus building

 Jude is a hardworking student who is respectful to his teachers and his peers. He always tries to help others and show them kindness and respect. Jude is aware of the PRIDE he shows in the classroom setting, but is surprised that he was one of the students chosen for Student of the Month.

 Jude was asked why he thought he was chosen as one of the Students of the Month. He stated that he tries to show respect to everyone and do his best in the classroom.

  Jude enjoys doing many activities having to do with singing and acting. He’s always doing these activities by participating in chorus and in the Theatre Arts Guild.

 Jude understands that PRIDE is an important thing at our school and he tries to help others with school PRIDE.

Photo taken by Talli S.