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Vote by May 9th!

May 7, 2014

Exciting news from the Albert S. Hall School, Waterville, Maine

Three representatives from Google made a surprise visit to the Albert S. Hall School recently to award 5th grader, Inga Zimba, as a State Winner in the 2014 Doodle 4 Google Competition!! The design (and statement) were created as part of an assignment introduced in Art Class by art teacher Hollie Hilton. Congratulations to Inga who created a design to Save the Bees.

You can go to and cast your vote (click Vote/4-5/and find Inga’s Save a Google Bee) for her to be a national finalist! You may vote on your own multiple devices and please share with family and friends! Voting ends May 9th. Inga will travel to California to learn if her idea was selected.


This is what Inga’s art teacher, Hollie Hilton, said about her

I have had the privilege of teaching art to Inga for two years. Inga possesses a quest for knowledge in the arts with exceptional curiosity. She persists in completing activities beyond the time frame of the art class, always asking if she can take it home to pursue it further. Not only does she bring back the finished art, she explains what she did by expressing herself with competence, confidence and a smile. Inga has the instinctive nature to be completely relaxed and confident when learning something new. After she understands the concept of a lesson, she then takes it a step further with her distinctive nuances and intellectual playfulness. She is humble, poised and well spoken.

A perfect example of her exceptional skill is a result of a lesson I recently taught for the Doodle 4 Google contest. Inga not only created a masterpiece for a “doodle”; she created a piece that incorporated what she was learning in science at school and what she was researching at home with her father. From the subtle nuances, such as; the play of the Google letters to exhibit a bee’s eyesight or the seriousness of her message, Inga took her art lesson to an exceptional level. This is evidence of initiating higher problem solving skills at an advanced level.  She took past techniques that she has learned in art, such as gradation, to help create a 3-D illusion. Her dedication of taking every art lesson to its fullest potential is proof of her passion and commitment.  A distinguished panel of judges in the Doodle 4 Google contest awarded Ingaís art and message and she is this years state winner.

You can go to the links below to read an article and hear Inga and Hollie on the topic.

Please support Maine and vote for Inga’s artwork!


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